I prepared this sweet bread recipe yesterday and waited until breakfast today to eat it. Well, I already had two breakfasts as I couldn’t wait to eat more of it.
It is pretty easy to prepare and also funny, as you are supposed to make a twist with two roses (well, my roses weren’t that perfect ;-)).
I don’t know if it’s the butter or the sugar, or just the correct balance amongst the ingredients that give it a softness and flavor that gives real pleasure while eating it. My husband ate it with fruit jam, but I preferred it by itself, just toasted a little (yes, we’re supposed to be in Springtime but days are pretty fresh here in Sardinia).
(I was reading this post again today, as I am posting the Italian version of it, and guess what? The dough is rising in the kitchen ;-), as saw it I HAD to prepare it again! Since this post I’ve prepared it many times, including last August when my father was visiting us. He ate it all over the day, not just for breakfast :-D).
After working the dough (with a robot or with your hands), let it double into a greased bowl covered with plastic wrap.
Then transfer it to a floured surface (I should have added more flour to mine) without working the dough, but just enlarging it with a rolling pin, creating a rectangular shape.
Spread the butter stuffing on its surface. Roll it on itself in the longest way.
Cut both the extremities to create the roses with them.
Using a sharp knife, cut it in two in the longitudinal sense, beginning 3cm/1.1in from the extremity.
Turn the extremity on itself and roll one piece with another, making a twist (sorry I forgot to photograph this step :-O). Take each extremity and place on each side, creating a rose shape.
That’s how it will look like.
Put it carefully inside a plumcake pan greased and floured, or use parchment paper. Let it double again. Then bake in preheated oven at 180°C/356°F for about 35 minutes.