Nazuki - Sweet Georgian cinnamon bread with raisins
29 May, 2015
Nazuki - Sweet Georgian cinnamon bread with raisins
Nazuki is Georgian spicy sweet bread. This scrumptious treat is made in different parts of Georgia , but nazuki from Surmai , a small town in Shida Kartli Region, stands out with its exceptional taste. Every Georgian and tourist alike who passes beautiful Surmai road is unable to resist a good loaf of homemade sweet bread exhibited by the locals in front of their homes. Traditionally, nazuki is baked in a tone, a Georgian cylindrical clay stove, but one can
bake nazuki at home in the oven as well. Here we present an easy recipe for delicious homemade nazuki.

Ingredients:
3 eggs
Butter 125 G
Sugar 400 G
Milk 0.5 L
Cinnamon 1 tsp
Ground cloves 1/2 tsp
1 vanilla
All purpose flour 1.100 Kg
Yeast 1.5 tsp
Raisins 300 G
Sunflower oil
Pinch of Salt

Preparation:

Pour sugar, salt and butter in milk and heat until the ingredients melt together. Let the mixture cool down and proof yeast in warm milk.
Whisk 2 eggs (leave 1 for coating) and blend with milk mixture. Add cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and blend well.
Sift the flour into the mixture and knead the dough until smooth and elastic. Next, add raisins and mix. While kneading the dough use little bit of sunflower oil.
After the dough is ready, shape into a ball, coat with oil, cover with towel and put it in a warm place until it rises for about 1-2 hours.
After the dough rises, divide in 6 pieces, shape into balls, cover and let them rise again.
After the dough rises, shape each ball into a half moon.
Place loaves on a frying pan, brush with beaten egg yolk and milk. Let them bake in the oven at 180 degrees. Bake until golden brown and your delicious nazuki is ready.


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