This is a delicious orange sweet bread recipe that has been passed down in my family for several generations. It is a Greek tradition to serve this bread on New Year’s morning. A coin is placed in the bread while baking, and when served, the person who finds the coin is said to have good luck for the year. It still makes a wonderful breakfast bread to be served anytime! The aroma that fills your home while baking this recipe is heavenly! It is an all-day process to make this bread, but it is worth it! For Greeks, this is a bread version of Vasilopita, not the dessert cake variety.
Mix orange juice, water, and cinnamon in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until the mixture registers 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) on an instant-read thermometer, 1 to 2 minutes.
Stir yeast into the orange juice mixture. Let stand until yeast is creamy and frothy, about 45 minutes.
Combine sugar and margarine in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until creamy. Add eggs; beat on high speed for 30 seconds. Mix in yeast mixture and orange zest until well combined.
Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl. Add gradually to the mixture in the stand mixer, mixing with a bread hook until a soft, sticky dough forms, about 5 minutes.
Transfer dough to a large glass bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 2 to 4 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 round cake pans.
Divide dough into 2 equal pieces. Put 1 wrapped coin in each piece; knead for 2 to 3 minutes and shape into a ball. Place 1 ball of dough in each cake pan. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise until puffy, 2 to 4 hours more.
Whisk egg white and vanilla together in a small bowl. Brush over the top of dough.
Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs attached, 30 to 55 minutes.
Per Serving: 303 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 36.1g; fat 16.6g; cholesterol 62mg; sodium 694.6mg.
Eating good breakfast to continue the day has become a good habit. It’s a best way to start my day off healthfully. The sugar hit from the pickle tree wakes me up and gives me power to make on the morning. Sugar is often vilified as the root of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your stomach system and make keep you feeling full all day , and not want likely grab a side food out of the street food before break .
Making fruit a at 7.00 clock habit is simple . Easy as put the sweetness in your fridge next to the sweet drink or on the bench next to your grain bowl , or beside your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll see it. Before you eat the rest of your breakfast , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.
Give your stomach energy a bit of sweetness in the morning is important to kick-start your metabolism for the 24 hours and insert important element to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continue supply of sweetness in the way of process glucose, amounting to around 120g daily. There is also essential evidence to support the idea that a diet high in fibre can reduce your risk of a count of of cancers. And of course, you well-being from all the other vitamins and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you strong and healthy.