How to Bake Cesnica (Christmas Bread From Serbia)🇷🇸

January 7 is Christmas Day for most of orthodox Christians who follow the Julian calendar. In Serbia this bread is important in celebrating Christmas. Baking it follows certain rules and rituals.

How to Bake Cesnica (Christmas Bread From Serbia)🇷🇸 Recipe
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+ 1 tsp salt

+ 1 tsp salt

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Add the yeast to warm milk + 1 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp flour

Add the yeast to warm milk + 1 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp flour

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+1 tbsp sugar

+1 tbsp sugar

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+ 2 tbsp  flour

+ 2 tbsp flour

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10 mins after. The yeast is activated

10 mins after. The yeast is activated

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Out the melted butter+the egg yolks+the sugar+ the salt. Mix and start adding the flour

Out the melted butter+the egg yolks+the sugar+ the salt. Mix and start adding the flour

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Add the yeast. Mix add the rest of the flour. Knead untill dough is smooth an elastic. Leave it to proof for 2 hrs

Add the yeast. Mix add the rest of the flour. Knead untill dough is smooth an elastic. Leave it to proof for 2 hrs

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Cover and Prepare the coin. It has to be silver or gold. I have a gold Australian coin. I don't have a Serbian one!!!!➡️details

Cover and Prepare the coin. It has to be silver or gold. I have a gold Australian coin. I don't have a Serbian one!!!!➡️details

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There are as many ways to model it as there are families in Serbia. But it always follows certain rules and rituals. Inserting a gold or silver coin.. Making a cross in the middle etc..

There are as many ways to model it as there are families in Serbia. But it always follows certain rules and rituals. Inserting a gold or silver coin.. Making a cross in the middle etc..

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Breaking the bread has another ritual. The whole family stand around it and holding it with their hands they turn it three times and then break it and the say 'Christ is born'

Breaking the bread has another ritual. The whole family stand around it and holding it with their hands they turn it three times and then break it and the say 'Christ is born'

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Ingredients

700 Grams Flour 
125 Grams Butter 
100 Grams Sugar 
2 Teaspoons Yeast 
300 Milliliters Milk 
1 Teaspoon Salt 
140 Grams Poppy seads 
80 Grams Egg yolks 4/5 
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