No Easter without “Striezel” (not to be mixed up with “Wiener Strizzi” – that’s another story)!
A traditional Austrian Easter without the typical “Striezel” (Challah)? That would be hard to imagine – or let’s say IMPOSSIBLE. And because “Striezeln” will always remind me of those unforgettable celebrations with our grandparents, it was time to create a #brotokoll version of them.
Blondy – YEASTerday…all your troubles seem so far away
That’s a fact. Not a single gram of commercial yeast is necessary for this fluffy fairytale – the perfect snack for your Easter egg hunt.
Blondy – a timeless beauty (of course also bakeable for birthdays, anniversaries, summer parties, Christmas…) which is naturally leavened with a stiff Italian wheat sourdough (Pasta Madre | Lievito Madre). Incredibly tender, mild and with a fantastic aroma which is developed over the long resting time of the dough.
Two flours from the fantastic flour-treasure-chest on bongu.de* are used for our Striezel (Challah): T55 Gruau Extra – an award-winning French Brioche and Croissant flour from the Bourgeois mill in Verdelot/Paris combined with a special Italian Tipo 1 flour from the mill of Paolo Mariani: “Mazi” (Greek: “together”) combines more than 2,000 different varieties of wheat, which grow together completely wild and untreated, and are ground into an incomparably aromatic cuvée.
Easter Sourdough Challah
All you need is your Pasta Madre, flour, milk, water, sugar, eggs and butter – and you are ready to take off! Crusty, fluffy, juicy – you’ll love Blondy.
By the way, you may bake this fella also in your Challenger Bread Pan*!
Even if this Challah alone is a culinary knockout (in a positive way). There’s nothing like a slice of it with a wonderful jam. My favourite? The Decadent Vanilla and Rosemary flavoured Orange jam from my Austrian blogger colleagues Nina and Antonia from Two Sisters Living Life! Make sure to give this jam dream a try!
For even more tipps, tricks and recipes, join me in one of my upcoming workshops! Check out my #brotokoll workshops overview.
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