Estonian Kringle is a mouth watering , butter rich , Cinnamon flavored sweet braided bread . Estonian Kringle is one of the oldest traditional recipes which is commonly prepared during Christmas season . Traditionally , APF is used to make this bread . My Kringle Bread is free from Maida and have used honey as one of the main ingredient . Indeed an heajthy wreath bread to relish without any guilt .
For the dough :
Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup
Pink Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Instant dry Yeast 1 tablespoon
Warm milk 1/4 cup
Unsalted soft butter 4 tablespoons
Egg yolk 1
Sugar 1 teaspoon
For the filling :
Soft Butter 1/4 cup
Cinnamon 2 teaspoons
Powdered Sugar 1.5 teaspoon
Honey 4 tablespoons
Pistachio / Almond powder 2 tablespoons
In a small bowl , mix yeast , sugar in 2 tablespoons warm milk . Wait till frothy .
In a wide bowl , take 1 cup whole wheat flour . Add salt . Add one egg yolk . Add 3 tablespoons soft unsalted butter.
Mix all together until butter , yolk and flour combines well . Pour in the frothy yeast mixture .
Add warm milk gradually and start kneading to a smooth dough . Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Add one tablespoon soft butter and grease the entire dough .
Cover and rest the dough in some warm place for 2 hours or until dough doubles in size . Our proofed dough is ready . Cover and keep for another 5 minutes .
Letâ€™s prepare the filling . Take 1/4 to 1/2 cup soft unsalted butter . Add cinnamon powder , powdered sugar . Add honey and start mixing to a smooth paste .
Coming to the dough , transfer the dough to the counter . knead the dough to let air bubbles escape . Roll the dough into a large rectangular sheet .
Spread the cinnamon , butter, honey filling evenly on the sheet . Reserve little for greasing .
Roll the sheet into a log .
Leave out the head . Start cutting the log from below the head into two equal half.
Start braiding in opposites . Fold the braid to a wreath joining the ends together .
Transfer the braided wreath to a parchment lined baking tray . Brush cinnamon honey butter filling on the braided wreath .
Sprinkle pistachio powder throughout the wreath .
Place the bread inside a preheated cooker . Preheating time 10 minutes medium to high . Cover and bake for 50 to 55 minutes in medium heat till golden brown .
Heathy , aromatic Estonian Kringle is ready to serve . Cut and Serve warm . Relish .
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