This Frisian sugar bread recipe is native to the Dutch province of Friesland. It’s softer than a cloud with a stunning marbling of cinnamon-coated pearl sugar clusters throughout. This loaf is easy to make, authentic, and absolutely heavenly served warm straight from the oven. Alternatively, cool fully for a firmer texture.
Combine milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, and yeast in a small bowl. Let stand until yeast is frothy, about 10 minutes.
Whisk egg in a small bowl. Place 1 tablespoon in a separate bowl; reserve for glazing.
Sift flour into a large bowl; mix in salt. Add yeast mixture, beaten egg, 2 tablespoons ginger syrup, and 1 1/2 tablespoon melted butter. Knead until a smooth dough forms.
Grease a large bowl with 1 teaspoon oil. Place dough in the greased bowl. Cover with a clean dish towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Grease a 2-pound disposable loaf pan with remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and ginger syrup over the bottom and sides of the pan.
Mix pearl sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Roll dough into a rectangle on a lightly floured work surface. Sprinkle 1/2 of the pearl sugar mixture on top; knead until evenly incorporated. Roll out again and add remaining pearl sugar mixture; knead until evenly incorporated.
Shape dough into a loaf; place seam-side down in the prepared pan. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until puffy, about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Brush top of loaf with reserved beaten egg.
Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Cool slightly in the pan before slicing, about 10 minutes.
Per Serving: 338 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 62g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 36.6mg; sodium 343.8mg.
Eating healthy breakfast to continue the day had become a good habit. It’s a best way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sugar hit from the fruit wakes me up and bring me energy to make on the morning. The sweetness is more vilified as the root of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is best for your digestive system and make keep you feeling full longer, and less likely grab a side food out of the vending machine before break .
Making fruit a morning habit is easy . Simply put the fruit in your refrigerator next to the milk or on the table next to your grain bowl , or beside your coffee maker or tea kettle — about anywhere where you’ll find it. Before you eat the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not usually a breakfast person.