Dutch Sugar Loaf
Recipe Type: Baking
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Serves: 1 bread
Sweet, sticky and gooey sweet, luxurious bread.
  • 400 gram flour
  • 10 gram salt
  • 40 gram yeast
  • 200 ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp ginger syrup
  • 1 bag vanilla sugar (alternatively use vanilla extract)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 300 gram pearl sugar
  • 50 gram butter, very soft
  • 100 gram granulated sugar
  1. Make sure that all ingredients are on room temperature.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, vanilla sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Dissolve the yeast in the milk.
  4. Mix the egg and ginger syrup with the yeast-milk mix.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  6. Stir with a fork until a lumpy dough is formed.
  7. Knead by hand for about 10 minutes, the dough will be very soft and supple.
  8. Mix in the pearl sugar.
  9. Place the dough in a bowl, cover and leave to rise for 1 hour.
  10. Meanwhile, prepare the form.
  11. Take a few layers of aluminum foil, cover the bread tin with it and make sure to have generous overhang.
  12. Cover the inside of the tin with a thick layer of the soft butter and sprinkle with ⅔ of the sugar.
  13. After the first rising, knead the dough for a minute.
  14. Place it in the form, cover and leave to rise for 30 minutes.
  15. Preheat the oven to 225C.
  16. After the second rising, sprinkle the remaining sugar on top.
  17. Bake the bread in the bottom part of the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, checking regularly to prevent burning.
  18. Take the bread from the oven, fold the aluminum foil overhangs over the bread, take the bread out of the tin and leave to cool inside the foil (use some extra if necessary).
If you can't get hold of pearl sugar, you can use mini sugar cubes, or ordinary sugar cubes slightly broken up by banging on them with a rolling pin. But make sure to put them in a clean tea towel or a sturdy plastic bag, otherwise they will fly through the whole kitchen.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/dutch-sugar-loaf-recipe/