Ensaymada

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Recipe by anakha. Wikified by Kenning.


Here's a sample recipe for a popular snack/dessert back home: Ensaymada/ensaimada.


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Ingredients:

Sponge

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon refined sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast

Dough

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup refined sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/3 cup butter

Topping

  • melted butter
  • grated cheese
  • sugar

Directions:

Prep Time: 5 hrs

Total Time: 5 1/4 hrs

  1. Combine sponge ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix until blended and knead until dough is smooth. Shape into ball, cover wit damp cloth and let rise for 2 hours.
  2. Place the dough ingredients except butter in a mixing bowl. Mix until well blended. Add the sponge and the butter. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Shape into ball. Place in a bowl, cover with damp cloth and let rise again until double in bulk.
  3. Punch dough and divide equally into 8 pieces. Shape into balls, cover with damp cloth and let rise for 30 minute Roll out each piece thinly into 8 x 5 inch rectangles. Brush surfaces with butter. Roll into long rods and twirl into shape, locking the ends to seal. Place on a greased baking pan. Let it rise for 2 hours until doubles in size.
  4. Bake at 325 F for about 10 minute or until light golden brown. Cool slightly and brush with melted butter. Top generously with grated cheese and sprinkle with sugar.