Pane di San Giuseppe (St. Joseph Bread)

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I am an avid bread baker. I would never miss an opportunity to make a beautiful bread! This is a Sicilian tradition for St. Joseph Day made as a devotion to the father of all fathers. I hope you enjoy my version of this bread.

Pane Di San Giuseppe

Course Bread
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g Bread Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 250 ml Warm Milk
  • 7 g Active Dry Yeast
  • 7 g Sugar to feed Yeast
  • 28 g Melted Butter
  • 10 g Salt
  • Fennel Seed to taste
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Egg Wash= 1 egg + 1 tbsp water

Instructions
 

  • Add flour and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl add warm milk, eggs, yeast and sugar. Mix well and let it sit for 10 mins until foamy.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and using the dough hook begin to knead the dough. Add in melted butter and mix well.
  • Add in fennel seeds and mix for 5-8 minutes on medium speed until the dough releases from the sides of bowl.
  • Place into an oiled bowl and let it rise until it doubles in size about 1-2 hours.
  • Punch the dough down, cut into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and let them rest for 30 mins covered.
  • Roll each piece out to a log about 2 feet long.
  • Form the logs into cross shape. **See video**
  • Braid the logs and make sure to seal the ends. At this point use your creativity to make a design to your liking.
  • Cover and let it rise a bit for about 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake in the oven at 375F for approximately 30 mins or until golden brown.
  • Buona Festa di San Giuseppe!

Video

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Pane di San Giuseppe (St Joseph Bread) Recipe * 500 g Bread Flour * 2 Large Eggs * 250 ml Warm Milk * 7 g Active Dry Yeast * 7 g Sugar to feed Yeast * 28 g Melted Butter * 10 g Salt * Fennel Seed to taste * Sesame Seeds * Egg Wash= 1 egg + 1 tbsp water #bread #breadtok #panedisangiuseppe #italianbread #frannielovesfood #homebaker #italiantraditions

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