Braided Nutty Easter Loaf

The long Easter weekend will start today!!! To celebrate the day, I have prepared a delicious braided loaf. This type of Easter loaf made out of yeast, you’ll find on almost every Easter Brunch kitchen table in Germany. They are typically sliced and then spread with with butter & jam or honey. I decided to fill my braided loaf with pecans, almonds and walnuts as well as cinnamon. In German this is called “Nusszopf”, however I made a very non German maple glaze to pour over it and call it fusion haha.

I am flying to Munich tomorrow to see my family and friends and today was my last day at work before my holiday. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks and I felt I really needed some of this load warm out of the oven right away and yes it did the job it just makes you feel good & gives you protein, fibre and essential fats!

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Bavarian Pretzels

This reminds me of home. This is one of my favourite things to eat and it was upsetting me so much that I could not find proper pretzels outside the South of Germany (yes not even Norther German bakers seem to beĀ able to make proper pretzels so nothing to feel ashamed of fellow UK citizens). There is no egg in pretzels so you’ll find that they are vegan in most bakeries. However, finding tasty ones is the challenge. You might think they are a lot of effort but actually they are not, the shaping might need some practice but other than that they are really not complicated to make.

Let me show you my version, I might add a video later on as I baked them with a couple of friends already and once I showed them how to shape them they found it super easy.

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