Mango, Cardamon & White Chocolate Easter or Anytime Bread… By Lucy Simmons

By lucy  , ,   , ,

April 5, 2016

A total taste explosion, mango, cardamon, white chocolate & pistachio, sweet bread traditionally served at Easter, we feel any time of the year is perfect......

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 1 Large

Ingredients

450 Grams Strong white bread flour

7 Grams Easy-bake yeast

50 Grams Golden caster sugar

10 Medium Cardamon pods, seeds only

50 Grams Unsalted butter

250 ml Semi-skimmed milk

1 Large Egg

1 tsp Vanilla bean paste

150 Grams White chocolate

225 Grams Fresh mango

1/2 tsp Vanila bean powder

2 tbsp Golden caster sugar

1 tbsp Apricot jam

1 Handful Chopped pistachios

Directions

  1.  In a large bowl, mix together the flour, yeast, salt, cardamon and sugar with 1/2 tsp of salt.
  2. Melt the butter with milk while stirring, let it cool to room temperature and beat in a egg and the vanilla paste.  Using either a wooden spoon or a dough hook attachment mix in the melted butter mixture into the flour until fully combined, leave this mixture for 10 minutes before kneading on a floured surface.  Knead for 5-10 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and stretchy.
  3.  Place in a lightly oiled bowl covered with cling film and leave to prove for an hour or until doubled in size.
  4.  Without kneading roll the dough to a 30 X 60 cm rectangle on a lightly floured surface, place the chucks of mango and smashed pieces of white chocolate over the dough with the sugar and vanilla bean powder.  Roll up the dough tightly so no pieces can fall out and if they do just add them back in.
  5.  Line a baking tray with some baking parchment and layer the roll of dough on it.  Cut the dough in half length ways leaving one end attached, twist the two pieces of dough together almost like a plait.  Leave to rise for another 30 minutes and bake in a preheated oven (200C) for 25-30 minutes.  The bread should be golden and make a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom.
  6. Mix the apricot jam with some water and using a pastry brush, brush over the bread to give a shiny glaze.  Sprinkle the pistachios over the bread.  Cut into slices.  Devour!

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