Pan Dulce Navideño

                            

Ingredients:

Preparation:

In a small bowl mix the yeast with the milk, 1 tbs sugar and 100 gr flour. Cover with plastic foil and a towel and let it rise in a warm place for 2 hours. 

In a  bowl mix the egg yolks, vanilla and malt extract

In another bowl,  place the lard with the flour, salt and sugar. beat until combined.

Add the egg yolk mixture and mix until getting an uniform dough.

Add the starter to the dough and knead until fully incorporated. Keep kneading the dough until getting a soft and smooth dough.

Place in a bowl. Cover with kitchen foil and a towel and let it rise in a warm place for 3 hours.

Place the dough in a floured working surface. Roll it out, make a large rectangle around 1 cm thick.

Add the walnuts, raisins and the mixed fruits all around the rectangle surface.

Roll the rectangle and  then  from the tube obtained, cut 3 equal portions.

Place over each other and make a ball from it (this is just for making easier the distribution of the fruits and nuts).

Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Place on the prepared moulds.

Cover and let it rise in a warm place for 3 hours.

Bake on a previously pre-heated oven at 180°C  for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden brown.