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How to make belgian knots (sweet bread)

As a military brat my family picked up some recipes from overseas. This year I am living back in Europe and baking some goodies from my childhood.

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INGREDIENTS

Mix flour, yeast, egg yolk, and water in a mixing bowl.

Mix flour, yeast, egg yolk, and water in a mixing bowl.

Mix in sugar

Mix in sugar

Then add butter a little at a time. *Tip-I do not have an electric mixer so I let the butter soften for a while before adding it to the bowl to make mixing easier.

Add salt

Knead the dough again.  Then cut off chunks and roll into small balls. Let stand for another 15 minutes.

Knead the dough again. Then cut off chunks and roll into small balls. Let stand for another 15 minutes.

Roll the knots in the sugar crystals and let stand for 15 minutes.

Roll the knots in the sugar crystals and let stand for 15 minutes.

Bake on baking sheet at 350 degrees in the oven until gold brown.

Enjoy!!!

  • 500.0g Flour
  • 1.0tsp Salt
  • 1.0 Egg Yolk
  • 40.0g Yeast
  • 50.0g Sugar
  • 1.0c Water
  • 125.0g Butter
  • Sugar Crystals