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Perfect with strawberry marmalade... or without! xD
I'm not perfectly sure if gem is the right word, but dict.LEO told me so. ^^

So, these pieces are easy to make, rather quick and the best thing is: they really don't need any skills. I was able to make them alone at the age of... 5 or something around that...

You can use this recipe for apple or plum pies, too...

The time on the left only tells how much time you yourself have to spend, not including dough raising and baking time.

Posted by FrolleinKram from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States • Published See FrolleinKram's 127 projects »
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  • How to bake  sweet / dessert bread. Yummi Sweet Gems - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your stuff and measure. It's always best to measure everything first and put back all the things you needed to keep stuff organized.

    You can use any bowl, but I highly recommend these magic "plopp"-bowls with a lid that makes a little "plopp" sound when the dough is ready. xD

  • How to bake  sweet / dessert bread. Yummi Sweet Gems - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put 500 g. of flour in your bowl and make a ( rather big ) crater in the middle.

    Add 1/4 l. of milk into a pot and add 50 g. butter. You have to heaten this until the butter has melted. Now, let the mixture cool down.

  • How to bake  sweet / dessert bread. Yummi Sweet Gems - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once the milkbutter has cooled down to knuckle-comfortable ( just dip a finger knuckle into the mix ^___^ ), carefully pour it into your flour-crater, add one pack of dried OR a block of fresh yeast and 50 g. sugar into the liquid. Don't worry, 50 g. may not sound like a hell of a lot, but your outcome will be sweet, I promise.

    Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes. Oncw the yeast builded some strange looking bubbles, you can go on.

    Add just a liiiiittle tiny bit of salt... Dunno what that is for, but... You don't taste it anyway. x)

  • How to bake  sweet / dessert bread. Yummi Sweet Gems - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make sure your hands are clean, cause we are not going to use a kneading machine. Harhar.

    Picture somebody you don't like and start punishing the not-so-doughy-looking dough.

    See? Clean hands! xD

  • How to bake  sweet / dessert bread. Yummi Sweet Gems - Step 5
    Step 5

    You are ready when you have a nice, smooth, babyskin-like chunk that - as I think - already smells wonderful.

    IF the dough is too gummy, add a little bit of flour, and if it's too dry, add milk. Easy.

    Now, grab your magic bowl-lid of sparcle and shine and close the bowl.
    You can also just use a towel to cover the bowl, but I'd never know when the dough has risen enough......

  • How to bake  sweet / dessert bread. Yummi Sweet Gems - Step 6
    Step 6

    MAGIC!

    Be excited if you hear a little "plopp"... xD
    ( Sorry guys, I fell in love with this thing when I was a kid... xD )

    Knead again. Now comes the fun part!

  • Step 7

    Grab pieces of dough and give it some fun shapes. You can try letters, pretzel shapes, snaily rolls, you could even try to build your dream boy, haha! xD
    Just go with the flow.......

    This time, I just made little lumps to use them as gems ( ? ^____^ ) after. Doesn't matter the taste!

    Don't forget to preheat your oven!

  • How to bake  sweet / dessert bread. Yummi Sweet Gems - Step 8
    Step 8

    Put all the pieces on a baking sheet.

    Take a little bowl with milk and a cooking brush and brush some milk on the dough. This will give it a shiny, crusty surface. Yeah!

  • How to bake  sweet / dessert bread. Yummi Sweet Gems - Step 9
    Step 9

    Bake about (!!!) 30 minutes at 175°C, just have a look from time to time. A gold brown colour is perfect.

    Now comes the hardest part: Let them cool down!!! I highly advise to put them in an fragrance-proof room that you usually don't use, or the pieces will magically be gone before you even notice it... *blushes*

  • Step 10

    I'm pretty sure that some chocolate pieces in the dough would be great!!!

    And as I said, you can use this as a bottom for some fruit cakes, too.

    I'd love to know who's trying this, and mostly if you liked it after trying. :P

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CO + K User

yummy!! saw these on BBC lifestyle.. Happy to find a recipe on them! Happy thanks! <3
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five days
five days · Singapore, SG · 4 projects
If you don't add the salt, your bread will taste like dough:X
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Laura N.
Laura N. · 3 projects
YUMMM im hungry just looking at you bake it <3! i cant wait to try this (despite the fact that i have no magic bowls ): )
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Lilim
Lilim · 17 projects
*Giggles* ^__^ I wanna do this just for the ploppp's!
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