Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a large bowl, combine the yeast and water, stir and leave for 15 minutes. Stir in the milk , sugar, salt , egg and butter. Gradually stir in 12 oz (350g) of the flour to obtain a soft dough.
  • Transfer to a floured surface and knead in just enough flour to obtain a dough that smooth and elastic . Put into a clean bowl, cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 ½ hours. Meanwhile, for the filling, combine the prunes (dates), lemon and orange rind, Nutmeg (Cinnamon), butter, walnuts and sugar and stir together to blend. Set aside.
  • Grease a large baking sheet. Punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Knead briefly, then roll out into a 15x10in (38x25cm) rectangle.
  • Carefully transfer to the baking sheet. Spread the filling in the centre.
  • With a sharp knife, cut 10 strips at an angle at either side of the filling, cutting just to the filling. For a plaited pattern, fold up one end neatly. Then fold over the strips from alternating sides until all the strips are folded over. Tuck excess dough underneath at the ends.
  • Cover loosely with a tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place until almost doubled in volume.
  • Preheat a 375 F/190C oven. Brush with the glaze. Bake until browned, about 30 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.
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  • drswati09 4 years ago
    Best recipe and a easy one for a beginner like me..Will try it and surely let u know ..Thank you..
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  • bushiana 5 years ago
    wow this looks so good! i joined this site just to get your recipe! I really wanna try making this bread! I'm a super beginner so i have few questions lol whats caster sugar? is it the same thing as regular sugar? and when you say lemon and orange rind..what is that?!lol
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    " It was excellent "
    vivian ate it and said...
    :-) :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    One word, my dear Ahmed----STUNNING!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    michelle73 ate it and said...
    Oh how I love dates! Those pictures are fantastic Ahmed. I can't wait to try this recipe out. You have my 5 for sure!
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    I love dates and the photos! Also love prunes!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    Ahmed, this bread looks really beautiful and delicious, just right for any occasion, and dates, seemed to me a great option, a 5 of course!
    Magali
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  • hollymayb 5 years ago
    Ahmed, that looks lovely! Another beautiful recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    thanks Ahmed for sharing another beautiful recipe.....your plaited bread looks awesomely neat.....soon you will be "KING OF BREADS " on GR as well.my friend..............:}
    have a blessed weekend!
    Mumtaz
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  • jett2whit 5 years ago
    worth the effort and the photo's are phenomenal!
    Another great post, thank you for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    chriesi ate it and said...
    WoW Ahmed, that is beautiful!
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    " It was excellent "
    daisy ate it and said...
    What a beautiful bread, and your pictures are just great. Thanx for yet another superb recipe Ahmed, i can't wait to try this.
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Wow... dates, how wonderful pictures of your bread... you are an artist. It seems very soft, when I bake breads, it's not easy for me to find soft breads results. 5!
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