Sweet bread with raisins, sultanas, walnuts and other good stuff



* 1 kg flour
* 1 mug sugar (250-300 g)
* 2 spoons oil
* 7 yolks
* 4 egg whites
* 300 g butter
* 1 spoon rum
* 50 g yeast
* 1 spoon sugared-vanilla
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/5 l milk (more if necessary)
* raisins, sultanas, walnuts, turkish delight, cocoa


Mix the yeast with half of the luke warm milk and a bit of sugar. In another bowl, mix 3 spoons of flour with 1 glass of hot milk and rub together. Add the melted yeast and mix strongly. Sprinkle some flour and let the leaven to rest.

Mix the egg yolks with salt and sugar until they become a foamy cream. Whip the egg whites until they harden. Melt the butter. The leaven should be risen by now, so add the yolks, remaining flour, 1 glass warm milk and the egg whites. Mix them well and beat the dough for 30 minutes. Add the oil, sugared-vanilla and the melted butter and keep on beating it until bubbles. Let it raise for 2-3 hours. Lubricate the griddle with butter and also your hand. Break pieces of the dough and fill the griddles. The griddles can be round as a cercle or square. Leave them another 30 minutes before you introduce them in the oven. Sprinkle nuts, raisins, turkish delight and bake for 40 minutes.

(The Romanian name of the dish: Cozonac)