The Christmas holiday in Bulgaria starts off from 20th December and extends up to the 26th of the month. Celebrating Christ's birth, it is also dedicated to the sanctity of Bulgarian family life and homes. We mark Christmas on December 25th after a 40th- day Advent fast of no animal products, cheese, butter, eggs and milk.
This is traditional bread from Bulgaria, always used on Christmas. Enriched with eggs and feta cheese(you could replace with other cheese on our choice) this bread will make you love it and definitely do it again!,,SUN BREAD
How to make,,SUN bread? 1 step! Mix yeast and milk. Let stand until foamy. Stir in eggs, sugar, 2 cups flour, butter, salt and lemon. Mix well, adding flour as necessary to form a dough. Knead on a floured surface for 8 – 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
With one portion, form a round flat ball to make the suns face. Use a knife to carve eyes and a mouth. Use a bit of dough from the second half to form a nose. Divide the rest of the second half into six portions. Shape three pieces into puffy triangles.
Roll the other three pieces into foot long lengths. Roll them to form snail shapes. Alternate the puffy triangles and snails around the outside of the suns face. Attach firmly with a bit of water or gently pressing. Cover the sun and allow to rise again in a warm place for about an hour. STEP 3
This bread is served with dried fruit such as: Apples Plums Boiled maize Walnuts
Enjoy the Christmas with your family or friends!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! END !