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Ingredients

  • 200 g flour

  • 2 g instant yeast

  • 50 g sugar

  • 1 orange, scratch the back

  • pinch sea salt

  • 1 egg

  • 80 mL milk (or water)

  • 60 g olive oil (or butter, softened)


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•In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar, orange back , and salt. Mix and form a well in the centre

•In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Add this to the dry ingredients. Knead until the dough is very soft, smooth, and elastic. This will take a long time (about 10 minutes). If you have a mixer, you can use it with the dough hook to make this process faster.

•Add the oil slowly, while kneading. Continue to knead until the dough is smooth and elastic again.


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•Cover the dough to touch with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for at least 8 hours.

•When the dough is ready, turn it out onto a work surface. Divide into ten or more equal portions. Roll each into a ball or oval shape. Place on a lined baking sheet. Cover and let rise for 1 to 2 hours or until well proofed.

•Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F). Bake the maritozzi (sweet buns) for 25 minutes, or until golden. If you’d like, you can brush them with milk and sugar to get that golden colour.

Credit: Tonia Joseph Enbor

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