Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Suikerbrood/Sugarbread Step by Step making


Suikerbrood ( Sugar bread) is a very popular bread in Friesland, originally the shape was round but in time it changed into a square bread.
In friese suikerbrood it is 40% sugar and there is Cinamon inside the bread.
Sugarbread has no real reason for making nowadays. Make or buy it when you like to have it....Long ago it was given (in North-Holland) as a present to pregnant women who delivered a girl. ( those who delivered a boy got a raisinbread .
If you want to see how the Friesland bread is then hop over to Aparna's place here.
I didnt know the above information till latley, itis hubby who told me this information.
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you would know how delighted I was to find a recipe for Suikerbrood last year.
But this recipe  below is from a famous belgian baker and I have been using this same recipe for atleast half a year and we all love it.
Here my daughter Shyama loves Suikerbrood, so these past weeks I have been making every friday evening as she is home on weekends and that she can also enjoy this delicious bread every saturday morning for breakfast.
I have to admit you should not start making this bread if you dont have time as it takes time to make, not that much work but as it takes several turn of raising the dough, add things, and then again keeping for fermenting etc.....
Now to the recipe, I have this book calle Basic Bread in Dutch and in that book they have most of the breads available in Belgium. I have made few of the recipes and each of them tasted as good as the one we buy from the bakers or better as when we make at home one is not looking for profit, one make with good quality items.
First you have to make this Basic dough for making Sweet breads
If you want you can make with the above sweet bread dough this Chocolate buns
Now for the Suiker brood.










I portion of Sweet bread  use the measurement for 8 piece of small bread as I had given in that post for making big and small portions. So used the ingridientsfor smaller portion.
100 gm Pearl Sugar
15 gm melter butter
Mix above ingridients and ste aside.
1 egg yolk mixed with a table spoon of milk. ( If you dont like to use egg you can use just milk, but i would suggest use egg yolk otherwise you dont get the shinyand brown glaze on the finished bread.

Use a scale and weigh 125 gm of dough make into a ball shape , this portion of dough will be used to cover the bread.
(This covering method is used so that the peal sugar does not burn while baking)

You will have 2 portion of dough. I with 125 gm and then another dough ball with the rest of the dough.
Greas a baking tray and keep both the dough portions on the trey and leave it to rise in warm place coverd with a tea towel for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes take the biggest portion of dough mist the sugar pearls into this dough, shape into a ball and keep both the balls of dough again for rising for 30 minutes.
After the 30 minutes roll yhr ball of 125 gm into a circle of 2 mm thick.
Make a nice sball shape with the dough with the sugar peals.
Keep this sugar dough in the middle of the rolled our dough.
Close them/ Cover them the way shown in the picture below.
Closed side should be the underside, when you keep on the tray.
Leave the bread in a warm place covered with a tea towel for 45 minutes for raising.
After 45 minutes brush them with the egg yolk and milk mixture.
With the edge of a sharp knife cut a circle and fill the circle with few sugar pearls.
Let the bread again rest for another 15 minutes covers with tea towle in a warm place.
In the mean time preheat the oven 180° c.
Bake tha bread for 35 minutes.
When it is finished baking cool on a rack.
Only slice when the bread is fully cooled down.
Edited later
I have made the bread in a trey and in round cake tin.
For this post I made in a tray but these days I bake them in a 18 cm round cake tin as I like the bread higer as when you bake in a open tin it spread a bit . It is your personal choice.
Sending this delicious bread for Yeastspotting


48 comments:

Syll said...

I've already made suikerbrood but I didn't know this trick of adding butter/suiker only to part of the dough: it's a good way for not having sugar melt in the oven and make a mess. I'll use that method now: thank you for sharing!

Angie's Recipes said...

As you have already known that I am a bread fan...this looks great! Recipe bookmarked.

Priti said...

New for me and looks very interesting

Fabrice said...

Aaah, suikerbrood -- delicious! Sounds like a fun project for a quiet Sunday, which is when I usually do my baking. Thanks for the recipe and the two-layer trick, very nice!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy... love it...
Very new kind of bread!

Akila said...

lovely sugar bread...

Pavithra said...

Love love love it finla..

Gloria said...

Happy Cook look really yummy! gloria

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a very unique one, looks lovely...

Smitha said...

new to me for sure!...looks amazing! am a big fan of fresh baked bread!
Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

Sarah Naveen said...

this is really new to me..looks so delicious...
nice click too

Smita said...

Interesting recipe... will love to try this !!

Laavanya said...

Such an interesting and new recipe - looks fabulous.
I liked to read the little tid bit abt sugar bread for those who had girls and raisin bread for those who had boys.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Never heard about this bread,looks lovely.

indosungod said...

Wow what a delicious looking bread HC. Shyama is very lucky indeed.

Gulmohar said...

I want that now :-)Have to try out this sometimes soon :-)

Priya said...

Thats a great looking sugarbread, truly fabulous..feel like having a slice..yumm!

Cakelaw said...

This looks gorgeous Finla. Your daughter is so lucky that you make this treat for her regularly. Pearl sugar is difficult to get here - no idea why.

Sammie said...

I've never heard of this bread but it looks and sounds delicious!

Parsley Sage said...

Unique and super tasty looking! I bet it tastes heavenly :)

Thanks for sharing!

Cham said...

I haven't tasted this bread yet and a sugary bread! Loaf looks pretty!

Torviewtoronto said...

looks fabulous love the intro you gave to the bread interesting

archana said...

Looks like a work of art,must be super yum !

Hasna said...

wow!! thats a lot of hardwork!! luvd the step by step pix...

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

never heard of this.. :) you are a baking Guru.. i had come across different names which i haven heard before.. :) wtz ur name HC? and wr u from?

Mary said...

I've never tried this but my oh my, it looks fabulous!! Great post!!

Great blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

jayasree said...

A different kind of bread and looks absolutely gorgeous...

Ivy said...

It looks amazing. I'd love some of that bread with my coffee right now.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

We all like suikerbread and I only made it once, in cooking school! I was shocked with the amount of butter used and have never tried it again :-)

notyet100 said...

bread looks so delicious,thnks for shring the new recipe

Bong Mom said...

Most of the names you have on your blog Finla, I have never heard before :-) Suikerbrood is something totally new for me. Does it look like that even in the stores or was it your artistic touch ?

Elra's coking and baking said...

Such a gorgeous bread!

Happy Cook said...

Bong Mom in the authentic bread shops the bread look exactly like this :-)

Happy Cook said...

Bombay-Brussels too much butter? you must have used a wron recipe, this one use only 37 gm of butter.

kothiyavunu.com said...

There u go again a superb bread recipe for me..sounds excellent, looks so inviting!! Deserve a try!

Missy said...

wow that looks really hard to make but tasty I'm sure.

Peace
Missy
http://throughanindielens.blogspot.com/

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Its very new to me,nice pictorial F!

Rumana Rawat said...

This very lovely, u can send it to my event.. http://rumanarawat.blogspot.com/2011/03/treat-to-eyes-series-1.html

Anh said...

oh the bread loooks wonderful!

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting bread

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Yeah, must try your recipe. I did mine with the traditional brioche one and that has a whooping 750g of butter for a kilo of flour...imagine that :-(

lissie said...

delicious bread..perfect for weekend breakfast...!

Kankana said...

I never heard of Suikerbrood before.. i mean to say the term is new to me. I am saving this to give a try :)

Nimi SunilKumar said...

this trick is splendid.hv bookmarked our recipe
:)
luv u Finla dear!

Sharmi said...

I have no words to express! though the bread is new to me the pics explains it all!

Ciccia said...

I cook lots of international food as my husband is Japanese, and we also lived 5 years in India and 5 in Bangladesh, but I had never heard of suikerbrood. It looks delicious, you're a fantastic cook. I'm following you with pleasure! Greetings from Sicily!

RS said...

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Now Serving said...

I want to compare the beautiful bread picture of yours to some of the coconut shell art that you see at galleries attributed to African tribal art... BEAUTIFUL Bread ART - you got yourself a fan with that one :)