Named after Brillat-Savarin, a famous 18th-centuryfood writer, this delicious version of the rich yeast cake isstudded with raisins and nuts and soaked with a rum-flavoredorange syrup.
Recipe: Orange Rum Savarin
2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar – divided use 1 (1/4-ounce) packages active dry yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 1/3 cup skim or low-fat milk 6 large eggs 3/4 cup raisins or currants 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 teaspoon rum flavoring
In large mixing bowl, stir together flour,1/4 cup of the sugar, yeast and salt. Set aside.
In small saucepan over medium heat, heatbutter and milk until warm (120ºF to 130ºF | 50ºCto 55ºC). Add to dry ingredients. Add eggs, one at a time,beating at low speed until blended. At high speed, beat 3 minutesmore. Stir in raisins and nuts. Cover and let rise in warm placeuntil doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Stir down. Spooninto greased 9 cup fluted tube pan. Cover and let rise in warmplace until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Bake in preheated 350ºF (175ºC)oven until lightly browned, and cake tester inserted near centercomes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes.Invert onto serving platter.
In small saucepan, stir together remaining1 cup sugar and orange juice. Cook over medium-high heat, stirringconstantly, until mixture boils. Remove from heat. Stir in flavoring.With fork, pierce bread at 1-inch intervals. Slowly spoon orangesyrup over bread until absorbed.
Makes 12 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof the American Egg Board.
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