Fuatha With Honey Glaze Recipe

Fuatha With Honey Glaze Recipe
Fuatha With Honey Glaze Recipe


Step 1

Beat zest of 1 lemon, zest of 1 orange, 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature, ¼ cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp. anise liqueur (if using), 1 tsp. dark rum (if using), 1 tsp. Diamond Crystal or ½ tsp. Morton kosher salt, 1 tsp. orange extract, 1 tsp. vanilla extractand ½ tsp. lemon extract in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium speed until pale and creamy, about 4 minutes. add 1 large egg, room temperatureand beat until combined (it’s okay if the mixture looks curdled).

Step 2

Switch to the dough hook and add ⅔ cup whole milk, room temperature, ¼ cup fresh orange juice, 2 tsp. instant yeastand 3 cups (375 g) all-purpose flour. Mix on low speed, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl once or twice, until a smooth, soft dough forms, 18–20 minutes (toward the end of mixing, the dough will release cleanly from the sides of the bowl but may still stick to the bottom) .

Step 3

Transfer dough to a surface and form into a ball. Light coat mixer bowl with vegetable oil, then return dough to bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a plate and let the dough rise in a warm spot until nearly doubled in size, 2–3 hours. Chill dough at least 30 minutes to firm up.

Step 4

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a square. Roll out to a 13×9″ rectangle, then rotate the dough so that the long side is closest to you. Using a bench scraper or knife, cut the dough vertically into 8 strips. Gently roll up each strip into a coil (don’t roll too tight or the centers will pop out while proofing).

Step 5

Lightly coat a 9″-diameter cake pan with oil. Arrange dough coils, cut side down, in pan, starting in the center, then working around the perimeter. Cover with plastic wrap or a plate and let dough rise in a warm spot until nearly doubled in size, 1–2 hours.

Step 6

Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350°. Uncover pan and bake bread until the center of each coil is golden brown (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of bread should register 190°), 23–28 minutes. Let cool in pan 15 minutes, then unmold fuatha and transfer to a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet. Let cool completely, about 45 minutes.

Do ahead: Dough can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled after the first rise.

Glaze and assembly

Step 7

Whisk 1⅓ cups (147 g) powdered sugar, sifted, 3 Tbsp. honey, 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juiceYou pinch of kosher salt in a small bowl until smooth.

Step 8

Pour glaze over fuatha, scraping bowl with a rubber spatula to get every bit; spread evenly over the top, letting it drip down the sides. Decorate with sprinkles as desired. Let sit until glaze is set, about 2 hours.