Weckmann made from yeast dough with pearl sugar and raisins

4 persons | 205 minutes

The sweet is a typical pastry in the Advent season and at Saint Martin. It is particularly popular with children because the sweet, soft yeast pastry smells incredibly good.

Rating: Ø 5 ( 7 votes )
Weckmann made from yeast dough with pearl sugar and raisins
Weckmann made from yeast dough with pearl sugar and raisins

4 persons | 205 minutes

The sweet is a typical pastry in the Advent season and at Saint Martin. It is particularly popular with children because the sweet, soft yeast pastry smells incredibly good.

Rating: Ø 5 ( 7 votes )

Ingredients

  • 500 g flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 20 g fresh yeast
  • 70 g butter, softened
  • 30 ml milk, lukewarm
  • 1 egg, for brushing
  • 1-2 tbsp coarse sugar , for garnish
  • 1 tsp raisins, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Crumble in the yeast and dissolve in a little milk.
  3. Add the dissolved yeast to the flour mixture in the bowl.
  4. Add the butter and the remaining milk and make a smooth dough knead.
  5. Leave the covered dough to rise in a warm place for about 2 hours.
  6. The volume should double.
  7. Divide the dough into four portions.
  8. Form each piece of dough into a Weckmann. Cut the arms and legs with scissors.
  9. Decorate the Weckmann with pearl sugar and raisins.
  10. Place the pastry on a baking tray covered with baking paper and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.
  11. Grush the Weckmann with beaten egg and set at 180 Bake for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  12. Let the pastries cool on a wire rack and enjoy at St. Martin and during the Advent season.

Utensils

  • bowl
  • hand mixer
  • kitchen scissors
  • knife