Mouna bread recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20mins to prepare, 40mins to cook plus 1.5hrs proving time
  • 670 calories / serving
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Combine half the flour, half the sugar and the yeast in a large mixing bowl. Add the tepid water and lukewarm milk, mixing well to combine thoroughly. Cover the bowl and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

Whisk together the eggs, remaining caster sugar and orange zest, then add the butter, mixing well to combine. Mix in the remaining flour gradually until you have a dough. Add the yeast dough to the butter and egg dough and knead on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes until you have a smooth, elastic dough.

Shape the dough into a bowl and place in a lightly oiled mixing bowl. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Punch down the dough after it has risen, then knead again for a few minutes. Divide into two and leave to rise again, covered with a tea towel for 30 minutes until risen.

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Lightly oil a large baking tray and place the loaves on it. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and risen.

Meanwhile, whisk together the orange juice and a tsp of the icing sugar until smooth. Remove the bread when ready and brush the tops with the orange juice mixture. Arrange on a serving platter and dust with the remaining icing sugar before serving.

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  • Ingredients

  • 500g plain flour
  • a little extra plain flour, for dusting
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1tsp dried active yeast
  • 1tbsp tepid water
  • 50ml lukewarm milk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 55g butter
  • finely grated zest of 1/2 orange
  • juice of 1/2 orange
  • 15g icing sugar
  • Energy 2825kj 670kcal 33%
  • Fat 16g 23%
  • Saturates 9g 45%
  • Sugars 27g 30%
  • Salt 0.1g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 122.1g Protein 16g Fibre 5.2g

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