1 kilo (2 lbs 4 oz) flour
1 teacup butter
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
1 ½ teacups sugar
½ teacup milk
2 tablespoons yeast
½ teacup lukewarm water
Dissolve the yeast in the
lukewarm water. Add a teacup of flour and beat the mix with a towel and
place it in a warm place to rise. Slightly heat the milk, the sugar, the
butter and the orange rind and place them in a bowl.
Add the yeast, the eggs,
beaten, and the flour, stirring constantly. Make sure the dough is neither
too soft nor too tough. Cover this dough with a towel and let it stand in a
warm place for about an hour and a half.
When the dough has doubled in
size, knead it again by hand and shape plaited breads. Brush the breads with
2-3 beaten egg yolks and bake them in a medium oven for about 30-35 minutes.