Monday, November 16, 2009
pan de medianoche
I ran into this recipe randomly on the internet and thought it sounded great. I've probably had it in sandwiches before, but I can't remember. It is very aromatic and almost sweet. It would go well with Cuban sandwiches or at tea time with jam.
4 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbsp yeast
2 cups water
8 cups milk
1 whole egg
1/2 little cup of anise extract
1 lemon and its peel
1 orange and its peel
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 whisked egg for eggwash
Mix the dry ingredients, mix the wet ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until you get a ball of dough that comes off the sides of the bowl.
Knead for 10 mintues, by hand or machine, and then let rest in a bowl, covered with plastic, until doubled in volume.
Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F for one hour.
Form dough into balls or loaves and let rest for 90 minutes.
Brush eggwash on the dough. Put dough in oven and bake until golden brown.