Overnight Starter

Mix the following ingredients and leave covered overnight.

5 g dry yeast
100 ml water
150 g bread flour
30 g sugar
1 egg


250 g flour
5 g salt
90 g sugar
1-tablespoon honey
Zest of one orange and one lemon
1 egg
2 egg yolks
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
170g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
200 g golden sultanas


. Mix the starter with the flour, salt, sugar, honey, eggs, zest and vanilla extract until you have smooth elastic dough.

. Gradually mix in butter until dough is soft and silky.

. Mix in sultanas well.

. Leave dough to rise in a warm place until doubled (usually 5 - 6 hours).

. Divide in two and divide into balls.

. Place in a well oiled A10 (3 kg) tin can and leave to rise until almost reaching the top of the can.

. Bake at 150 degrees Celsius for 60 - 70 minutes if needed.

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