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Buccellato Di Lucca Recipe

Course Breads
Cuisine International, Italian
Servings 1 Loaf

Ingredients
  

  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups
  • Instant Yeast - 1 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Milk -1 cup
  • Butter-2 tbs
  • Golden Raisins - 3/4 cup

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, fennel powder and yeast.
  • Add milk and butter and mix to make a soft dough.
  • Add raisins and knead the dough for 5 - 10 minutes until elastic and smooth.
  • Cover and set aside until double in volume.
  • Punch it down and roll it into a log.
  • Grease a baking tray and place the rolled log on it and bring the sides together to form a ring. Pinch them together.
  • Place a bowl in the centre. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes.
  • While the bread is in the final proving, preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Using a sharp knife, score the bread on top as shown.
  • Bake for 40 - 45 minutes until the top is golden.
  • Remove from oven, cool the bread on wire rack before slicing.