Waking up to the scent of warm bread is wonderful – and the best way to start the new year, especially since eating these beauties on New Year’s is said to bring good luck for the year ahead. Eat it with homemade chia jam, fruit, dip it in hot chocolate…the choice is yours!
New Year’s Rings
- 1 TBSP Ground flaxseed
- 2.5 TBSP Water
- 125ml Plant-based milk (warm)
- 125g Whole grain spelt flour
- 125g Normal spelt flour
- 1/4 Yeast cube
- 1 TBSP Plant-based Yoghurt
- A handful or two Almonds, chopped up (optional)
- 4 Dates
1. Make a flax egg by combining the ground flax seed with the water in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Blend the dates with the plant-based milk (I used oat milk).
3. Stir the yeast into the milk-date mixture, then combine with the flour in a medium bowl.
4. Let the dough rise until it’s about doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
5. Divide the dough into little balls weighing 50g each. Roll three of them out until you have long, thin, sausage-shapes, and braid them together. Form into a ring.
6. Repeat for the remaining dough.
7. Place the three rings on a baking-paper covered baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
8. With a soft brush, ‘paint’ the rings with the yoghurt, then sprinkle the chopped almonds on top. Alternatively, you could also just paint with diluted (mixed with water) apricot or peach jam.
9. Place in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until they have turned a pretty golden colour.
10. Take out of the oven and enjoy warm! They can also be frozen for a quick snack or breakfast on the go. Hope you have a wonderful new year!
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Photo: Rebecca Botello