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Rising Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes



If you want to make something even more sinful, Italian pastry shops often squirt whipped cream into maritozzi using a pastry bag after they have cooled, and also dust them with confectioner's sugar.





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Servings: 12 - 14 Maritozzi
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Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 6 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs plus 1 yolk
  • 8 Tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup chopped candied orange peel
  • 1/3 cup raisins or currents sprinkled with 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/3 cup pignoli nuts
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached flour

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl dissolve 2 1/2 tsps. yeast in 3 Tbls. water.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Mix well and knead for 5 minutes.
  4. Dough should be light and spongy
  5. Let rise until doubled, about 1-1 1/2 hrs
  6. Punch dough down and take egg-sized pieces and shape them into somewhat flattened ovals.
  7. Dip each one into beaten eggs and roll in sugar.
  8. Place on a well-greased sheet pan and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  9. Bake at 375 F for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  10. Remove to a wire rack to cool
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 76g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 253  
Calories from Fat 75 30%
Total Fat 8.59g 11%
Saturated Fat 5.21g 21%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Potassium 128mg 4%
Total Carbs 39.63g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 5%
Sugars 10.4g 7%
Protein 4.85g 8%

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