4 packets of yeast (about 30 gr)
5 cups flour
200 g butter (just over 2 sticks)
4 whole eggs
8 egg yolks
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon orange blossom
1 cup chopped fruits for top of bread: figs, citron, orange, lemon, cherries, raisinsTo decorate
figurines of the child jesus
eggs for varnishing
figs, lemon and orange crystallized into strips
30 min> cooking: 25 min> overtime: 1 hour 20 min leavening> ready in: 2 hours 15 min
Dissolve the yeast in a little warm water. add 2 to 3 tablespoons of flour. mix well and let the dough stand in a warm place until doubled in size. about 30 to 40 minutes.
While on a table heap flour and form a kind of volcano hole in the center. add in the hole the rest of the ingredients except the chopped fruit. with your hands and kneading, incorporate everything. then again let the dough rest to rise to double in size.
Once ready, you'll work it on a flat surface. extend to form a rectangle. in the center place chopped fruit and make into a roll. place on baking sheet on parchment paper if desired. using a scissor cut into middle at certain parts to place a few infant christ and close the areas.varnish with egg and decorate to your taste with the ingredients you have such as cherries and fruits listed above.
Bake at 180 ° c for 25 minutes.