580ml of water
4 Tbs of butter or oil (I use oil)
2 Tsp of salt
4 Tbs of sugar
7 cups of Bread flour
6 Tbs of milk powder 4Tsp Bread improver
5 Tsp yeast
Fruit for the dough
Put everything into a bowl and knead either by hand or mixer until ready.
Turn out onto lightly floured surface and continue kneading for a very short while.
Divide into 3 parts and roll out into 'snake' lengths.
Plait together and place onto a greased tray forming a circle shape.
We like a lot of frosting on ours so I just heap a pile of Icing Mixture into a bowl and add water till I am happy with the consistency. Then just pour it on top.
Our favourite part is to add chopped up apricots on top, as we really don't like the citrus flavour of most St Lucia breads. The apricots give a lovely tangy flavour to the sweetness of the icing.
I am still working on that blog post as well as our round up of St Lucia for this year and Our Lady of Guadalupe for this year as well. Also because sometimes I do things backwards due to running out of time I will hopefully get my Plans for St Lucia posted too (late again, but ready for next year)
I pray you are all enjoying the gradual process of preparing for the coming of The Lord this Advent.
Blessings to you and your homes,