Zorra post here about a bread flavoured with amaretto. What a nice idea, but I do not have amaretto in my pantry but homemade orange liquor. First I thought about baking brioche with it but then I decided to make a leaner recipe. So I make some small changes in this Challah recipe. I reduced the amount of oil a little bit and added liquor to the formula. And because I had not so much orange liquor left I added also some orange flavoured oil. The resulting bread has a fine orange taste, but its a mild flavour, so even my boyfriend like it. If I would bake it just for myself, I would prefer a stronger orange taste.
Its a really fine bread, something I would bring to a birthday party. And guess what? Jamie from Life’s a feast who is our hostess of this month’s Bread Baking Day has invited us to her virtual birthday party and everybody should bring something for a potluck! That is something I love join, so I bring this challah!
Happy Birthday dear Jamie!
Challah flavoured with Orange liquor
- 160 g flour (Type 550)
- 90 g water
- 1g fresh yeast
- 2g salt
- 500 g flour (Type 550)
- 130 g water
- 5 g fresh yeast
- 10 g salt
- whole pâte fermente
- 150 g egg
- 20g Orange liquor
- 10g Orange oil (oil flavoured with orange zests)
- 50g Sunflower seed oil
- 60 g sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
Mix all ingredients for the Pâte fermentée and proof it for 1 hour at room temperature. Then put the dough into the fridge for 12 hours.
Dissolve the yeast in water, then knead in the kitchen machine with eggs, oil, liquor, salt, flour and Pâte fermentée for 5 min at slow speed.
The knead 7 min at middle speed. Because the sugar inhibits the gluten development, sugar is added just now. Add always a tablespoon at once and knead in until it is complete incorporated before adding another tablespoon.
Proof for one hour.
Divide the dough into six strands of 50 cm length and braid it.
Proof for 1 hours.
After proofing brush it with egg, then bake at 180°C for about 35 min with steam.
Wie jede Woche sende ich diesen Beitrag auch zu Susans wöchentlichen Yeastspotting. Das ist ein wöchentlicher Schaukasten von allem, das mit Hefe gebacken werden kann und bringt mir immer viele Inspirationen.