Loaves of the Saviour

The loaves of the Saviour are a typical sweet of confectionery tradition of Sezze. Made with simple ingredients, they are loaves sweet and slightly fragrant of lemon.

recipe given by our chef at .

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2 eggs
250g caster sugar
25 ml extra virgin olive oil
250 ml water
650 g white flour
1 lemon
10 g yeast
100 g sourdough (criscolo)

for the polishing:
1 egg

These ingredients are able to feed:  16persons


Put the flour as a fontain, place in the center the sourdough, 2 eggs, the water in which it was previously dissolved beer yeast, sugar, olive oil and grated rind of the lemon. Mix together until mixture is smooth and soft (if the mixture is too liquid add more flour). The dough must be worked for a long time, it should be smooth and elastic.
Realizing the loaves of about 20-25 cm, according to tradition, or alternatively may form loaves portion, approximately 4-5 cm, this variation in the shape, makes it even more lovely and allows a more practical eating.
Even in this case, as already described for the tortoli, once made the loaves, it is necessary the passage of the "pirlatura". Then put them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and let rise until doubled their volume. Once they are leavened brush them with a beaten egg. Cook in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 30-40 minutes.

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