|1 cup milk||Scald the milk, and beat into the flour gradually and thoroughly until smooth|
|1/3 cup flour|
|1/2 cup lukewarm water||Dissolve and stir in yeast until soft|
|2 tsp sugar|
|3 tsp yeast|
|Combine cooled milk mix and yeast, and let sit in a warm place until bubbly|
|7 eggs||Beat together. Add salt gradually, and continue beating|
|1 tsp salt|
|1 1/3 cups icing sugar||Stir into egg and salt mixture, then combine with sponge (milk and yeast mixture)|
|1 cup butter, melted|
|grated rind & juice of 1 orange|
|5 1/2 - 6 cups flour||Stir in enough to make a very soft dough & knead by working dough up and over 10 minutes|
|1 cup raisins (optional)||Knead in|
Raise and punch down 3 times. Prepare pans (tall cans) by buttering and sprinkling with
Fill tall cans 1/3 full, and let rise until it reaches the top of the pan.
Brush with 1 beaten egg.
375° 10 min
325° 30 min
275° 15-20 min
Check after 30 min baking time.
Let cool 10 min. Remove from pan and cool on cloth-covered pillow. Turn regularly to keep from settling.
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Last Updated: 25th June, 2009