Zeeuwse Bolussen by Freerk
I was so inspired today by Freerk's post about this 15th Century bread, well I just dropped everything I was doing and made a batch. The video recipe is inspired genius in my humble opinion. Very stylish and well thought out. My wife inquired if this was a dessert. I smiled and said no, just a snack:>)
These are fun to make, easy and fast. They are also history as they disappeared quickly. I highly recommend giving these a try. I backed these for 9 minutes. Any longer and they would start getting crusty. I did sprinkle some sugar topping over each piece just before baking.
Thank you Freerk for sharing this wonderful old recipe.
These are a little out of order but you will get the idea.
Proofed and ready for bake.
The 1/4 sheet pan is perfect for these. They fit nicely in the proofer.
I pre shaped them and used a mid stage after coating the ropes in sugar mix. I found I needed an 18 inch rope to easily tie the knots. If you look at the far right you can see the coated ropes waiting to be stretched and knotted.
The second layer of proofing rolls.