Glazed Braided Bread with Almonds and Pistachios

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Glazed Braided Bread with Almonds and Pistachios
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 50 min.
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Ingredients

for
1
For the bread
500 grams
1 cube
¼ liter
lukewarm Milk
60 grams
melted Butter
60 grams
2
½ teaspoon
1
1 tablespoon
For the topping
100 grams
½ tablespoon
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
finely chopped Pistachios
Apricot jam (as desired)

Preparation steps

1.

Gather all ingredients and let stand briefly at room temperature.

2.

For the bread, mound flour in a bowl and press a well in the center. Mix yeast and milk, add to well in flour and sprinkle with a little flour from edge of bowl. Cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let stand until surface of yeast mixture shows cracks, 15-20 minutes.

3.

Add eggs, sugar, butter and salt to flour mixture, knead to a smooth dough and continue kneading vigorously for about 10 minutes. Cover dough and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. Cross dough ropes together at the centers and braid outward from the center to both ends. Tuck ends under braid and press firmly.

4.

Place braided bread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let rest briefly. Beat egg yolk with water and brush over bread.

5.

Bake bread in oven preheated to 200°C (approximately 400°F) for 30-40 minutes. Remove bread from oven and let cool.

6.

For the topping, stir powdered sugar with lemon juice until smooth and drizzle over bread. Sprinkle sliced almonds and chopped pistachios over bread and let dry. Cut bread into slices and serve with apricot jam if desired.