St. John’s Bread

La Cocina de Babel
St. John’s Bread
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Description

This sweet yeast loaf is light in texture and is accompanied by a beautiful crisp crust. Instructions for the preparation of this yeast loaf are for a stand mixer. This bread is a free form bread, meaning it is not made in a loaf tin. Leave at least an hour for the bread to rise after shaping before baking to get an airy texture on the inside. You will know your bread is done baking when the bottom sounds hollow when tapped.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 250 grams bread flour
  • 75 grams butter
  • 25 grams sugar
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast (instant)
  • 1 egg yolks (beaten for basting)
  • 1 handful nuts (your choice)
  • cane sugar (or brown sugar)

Directions

  1. 1In a stand mixer, add the 3 whole eggs, pinch of salt, and the bread flour, butter, sugar, and yeast. Connect the bread attachment and let it start kneading the dough until elastic and smooth.
  2. 2Pour the dough out onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Roughly form it into a large oval shape.
  3. 3Baste the top and sides with the beaten egg yolk. Sprinkle the handful of nuts and a generous amount of sugar on top (optional). Let rise for 1 hour.
  4. 4Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  5. 5Bake the dough for 20 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped on top.
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NutritionView more

560Calories
Sodium10%DV240mg
Fat48%DV31g
Protein35%DV18g
Carbs19%DV56g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories560Calories from Fat280
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat31g48%
Saturated Fat12g60%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol250mg83%
Sodium240mg10%
Potassium260mg7%
Protein18g35%
Calories from Fat280
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate56g19%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars8g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.