I came across this recipe in a Mexican food brochure ... How happy I am for finding it!
Three Kings Bread is the perfect thing to bake in the Holidays, but it's also a treat all year round.
I goes perfectly with a cup of coffee ... that's how I enjoy my slice; in the morning with a big mug of coffee with a splash of milk ... YUM-O !!!
The good thing about this bread, is that you cane make the dough, leave it to rest and do something else while waiting ... no hassle!
Oh! i had to learn how to braid dough for this recipe! That was fun! And the result is a master piece! You'll feel proud!
Ingredients: after the jump!
1/3 cup warm water
1 packet active dry yeast
4 cups flour (may need a tad bit more)
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup soft butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (be generous)
4 tsp vanilla
for decoration: candied peel/fruit - egg wash - powder sugar
In a large bowl, add yeast and mix ... wait for a few minutes until puffy.
Add rest of ingredients and mix. when combined, knead and let stand for 2 whole hours.
Make three strands and braid into a nice loaf.
Put candied peel/fruit on the dough and press (so they stick). Let stand for 30 minutes.
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 45 minutes in a preheated oven (350 Fahrenheit or 180 Celsius)
Cool on a rack and sprinkle with a bit more powder sugar ... ENJOY!