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Cozonac recipe for Romanian sweet bread roll

Cozonac recipe for Romanian sweet bread roll, easy to make recipe, step by step, with images. Kozunak, Bulgarian Christmass dessert.
Prep Time25 mins
Active Time50 mins
Resting time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Yield: 24
Calories: 218kcal

Materials

  • 500 grams all purpose flour, unbleached plus 1-2 tablespoons in case the dough is not tied enough
  • 180 ml ​​milk
  • 120 grams sugar fine
  • 3 piece yolks 20gr/piece
  • 1 piece whole egg 60 grams/piece
  • 100 grams butter 82% fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 grams instant yeast or 20 grams of fresh yeast
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest grated the zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest grated the zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 piece egg yolk for finishing

Poppy seed filling

  • 250 grams poppy seeds ground
  • 150 ml milk
  • 2 pieces egg whites 50 grams of fresh egg white
  • 80 grams sugar
  • 1 tablespoons lemon zest grated

Walnut filling

  • 350 grams walnut ground
  • 100 ml milk
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa unsweetened
  • 25 ml rum
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 pieces egg whites 50 grams of fresh egg white

Instructions

  • Prepare the dough as described step by step above, and let it rise untill doubles its size.
  • Fill the with the desired filling. I suggested two kind of fillings, one of poppy seeds and one of walnut, but you can use candied orange zest, rainsins or small pieces of Turkish delight, too.
  • Roll the cozonac with the filling inside, brush it with some egg yolk and bake it at 180 Celsius degrees.
  • Let cool before serving. Detailed instructions with step by step pictures, in the text above.

Notes

Use one filling at your choice. The ingredients are enough for two pieces of cozonac, baked in two trays with the dimensions of L=24 cm, l=11 cm and h=7 cm.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 2mg