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10.2.11

COCOA BREAD LOAF - KAKAÓS KALÁCS


It is easier to bake these in bread tins, but for the sake of authenticity, I made this like my grandmother used to make hers.

DOUGH:
2+2 cups bread flour
1-1/2 Tbsp instant dry yeast
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk, lukewarm
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter, slightly melted
2 whole eggs + 1 egg yolk
1/8 cup melted butter

FILLING:
1/3 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa
2/3 cup sugar

GLAZE:
1 egg white

• Assemble all the ingredients.
• In a large mixing bowl combine 2 cups of bread flour with the remaining dough ingredients.
• Beat the dough with and electric beater for 4 minutes.
• If you have a dough hook attachment, replace the regular beater. Otherwise, the rest of the beating will have to be done manually.
• Gradually [not all at once] incorporate the remaining 2 cups of bread flour into the yeasty mixture.
• Knead the dough with the dough hook for 5 more minutes or knead the dough on a lightly floured kneading surface for 10 minutes by hand. This is important to develop the gluten.
• Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise in a warm, draft free place until tripled.
• Punch down dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
• Divide the dough and roll into two 10X15 inch rectangles.
• Brush the rectangles with melted butter, leaving a 1/2inch margin all around.
• Sprinkle the fillings over the buttered area spreading it evenly.
• Fold the ends inward and roll up to enclose the filling.
• Place the loaves in greased bread-tins, or on a parchment lined baking sheet.
and let them rise until doubled.
• Beat the reserved egg white with 1tsp water and brush the tops.
• Bake the loaves separately in a preheated 350F oven for 25 minutes.
• Remove loaf from the pan and cool on racks.

6 comments:

  1. Zsuzsa,
    My grandmother was Hungarian from Mezocsat and she taught me how to cook all of the old recipes, which I cherish. I love browsing through your Hungarian recipes. Thank you so much for posting!
    Jackie :)

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  2. You are lucky :-) I wish I had my grandmother's recipes. I am still chasing the old flavours

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  3. I'm so happy to have found your blog. How I miss watching my Hungarian grandmothers bake in the kitchen. I can't wait to try some of these. I'm still searching for the flavor of my great grandmother's basic sugar cookie...it had a flavor like no other..not too sweet - just right deliciousness. I'll go try some of your cookies and see if I can find what I'm looking for - Beautiful blog!

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    1. Jen sometimes the difference is in the ingredients. I hope you find what you are looking for.

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  4. Hi Zsuzsa from NSW Australia. I found your blog while looking for a recipe for túró. My parents are from Slovakia (where I was born, too), which used to be part of the old Austro-Hungarian empire, so I grew up with Hungarian and Slovakian dishes. Your blog is wonderful - full of so many reminders of my childhood. Kakaós is one of my all time favourites! Thank you for posting all these marvellous recipes.

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    1. Thank you. When I started to post recipes for my kids I didn't realize how many others would benefit. There is a vacuum for authentic Hungarian recipes in English. Some claimed it but none achieved it.

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