Panem et Circenses

Panem et Circenses

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hungarian Spring Bread

Ingredients:  Candied Lemon Peel, Golden Raisins, Pecans, Sour Cream, Buttermilk, Eggs, Vanilla, Almond Extract, Butter, Bread Flour, Sugar, Salt, and Yeast.

This amazing bread is certainly a new favorite!  (It took long enough to prepare to make it)  Making the candied lemon peels was a rather interesting new expiriment, next time I know that I need to simmer the peels a few more times to seep out the bitterness completely.  These tasted okay, but I think one more boil would have done the trick.  The combination of fruit and pecans in this loaf was elegant.  I kind of cheated and put in a bit more fruit than requested and I doubled the pecans, but the loaf turned out simply divine so I am perfectly satisfied.  Once the bread is cooled you drizzle a wonderful lemon icing over the entire loaf untill it drips down the sides of the bread.  This whole loaf was done with lemons, but I wonder what it would taste like if I have used oranges or grapefruits . . .

This weekend I will be working in Zion National Park so I won't be able to bake for a day or two.  Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where's thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

King of glory, soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!

-Charles Wesley

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