Sunday, March 27, 2016

Primorski Uskrsne Bebe - Croatian Easter Bread Dolls/Croatian Easter Babies

Easter is celebrated around the World during the month of March. Many beautiful Easter special breads are baked around the world and my today's Easter bread is from Croatia. Croatian Easter bread dolls or primorski uskrsne bebe which means literally "Easter babies from Primorje" are traditionally made in Primorje and Istria on the Adriatic Coast.They are prepared with a simple sweet yeast dough braided around a colored hard-cooked egg, which gives a cute appearance as much as like  a swaddled baby.Traditionally, the eggs are dyed red, but however now many vibrant coloured dyed eggs are used for making these cute bread babies.

Croatian Easter Bread Dolls,Croatian Easter Babies

Very simple to bake this bread will definitely attract anyone as those bread dolls looks prefect to decorate your dinning table for a special Easter meal. These Croatian Easter bread dolls are braided bread similar to Challah which is simply topped with a dyed egg. Trust me this bread dolls makes a cute and sweet gifts if you carry them while visiting a friend during Easter season. However i just enjoyed making this cuties and loved absolutely how cute this bread babies comes out of the oven.

Primorski Uskrsne Bebe,Croatian Easter Bread Dolls,Croatian Easter Babies

Recipe: here
4cups All purpose flour/bread flour
2nos Eggs (beaten)
1/2cup Sugar
1tsp Salt
1+1/2tbsp Instant yeast
1cups Luke warm milk
100grams Butter (melted)
5-6 Dyed eggs (check here for (how to dye eggs)

Honey Glaze:
1tsp Honey
Few drops Water

Mix the yeast and flour together in a bowl.

Take the beaten eggs, butter, yeast,sugar and salt in a big bowl.

Add a cup of flour at a time with half cup of milk and half of the egg mixture.

Repeat the same process until  the flour and egg mixture gets finished. Knead everything well until the dough turns smooth.

Arrange the dough in a greased bowl, wrap it and keep it in a warm place.

Punch the dough and divide as 5-6 large balls, now divide each ball into three medium sized balls.

Now roll each ball as ropes, join the edges of these ropes together, keep a dyed egg and braid it tightly.

Transfer it to the baking sheet lined over a baking tray, let it sit again in a warm place for an hour.

Brush the braided bread with milk.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Bake the bread for 20-25 minutes or until the crust turns golden brown.

Mix the honey with water and brush the baked Easter dolls to give a shiny crust.


Croatin Easter Babies

1 comment:

Biny's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Hello Priya...these look lovely...perfect for easter