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"This delicious Eastern European bread is great for breakfast or as a party snack!"
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3 h 25 m servings 389
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9-inch loaf)


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  1. Combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  2. Combine milk and margarine in a 1-quart saucepan; heat over low heat until milk is very warm and margarine is mostly melted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Beat milk mixture into the flour mixture on low speed until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add remaining 2 cups flour; beat until a soft dough forms. Switch to the dough hook and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer dough to a greased bowl. Turn over to coat. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  5. Gently punch down dough to deflate. Let rise until doubled again, about 45 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch round baking pan.
  7. Gently punch down dough and roll into a circular shape. Transfer to the baking pan.
  8. Mix Muenster cheese, egg, and egg yolk together in a bowl. Spread over dough in the baking pan. Gather up dough in 1 1/2-inch pleats. Squeeze pleats together gently and twist to make a topknot.
  9. Let dough rest, 10 to 15 minutes. Brush with egg white.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 389 calories; 20.6 35.1 15.5 69 734 Full nutrition

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