Suikerbrood or Sugar Bread is a traditional bread recipe from Holland, you can find different versions but I think the most popular recipe is the one of the province of Friesland and the one with higher amount of sugar!
Normally they eat it during the breakfast spreading butter on top, so you can imagine the loads of energy you get for the rest of the day!
It´s very easy to make and very tasty, here I show you the recipe step by step:
350 gr of flour
1 pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1 sachet of baking powder
200 ml of milk
20 gr of white sugar
200 gr of pearl sugar
50 gr of butter
First sift the flour together with the sugar and the pinch of salt. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and add it to the flour mixture, knead well until you get a soft dough. Cut the butter into cubes and knead it into the dough until everything is blended. Cover the dough with a clean cloth and let it rest in a warm place for 20-30 minutes.
You can buy the pearl sugar, but in this case I just smashed 200 gr of sugar cubes until I got small pieces…fast and easy 🙂
After the dough has rested, knead in the sugar pieces and the cinnamon, knead for 5 minutes or until everything sticks inside of the dough. Let the dough rest again for about 10 minutes.
Place the dough in a greased pan and put it in the oven at 170 ºC during 30-35 minutes. Let it cool down for 10 minutes and unmold.
Simple and tasty!