German Christmas Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    loaves about 30.5 centimeters long
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      2 hr 30

Appears in
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts

By French Culinary Institute

Published 2021

  • About


For the sponge

  • 100 milliliters ( ounces) whole milk
  • 25 grams (


Prepare your mise en place.

Combine the milk and yeast with the flour in a medium mixing bowl, stirring with a wooden spoon until a sponge forms. Cover with plastic film and set aside to rise for 10 minutes, or until the sponge doubles in volume.

Lightly coat the interior of a large mixing bowl with butter. Set aside.

Place the softened butter in the bowl of a sta