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    Weckmann

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 15 mins

    2 hrs

    15 mins

    Mom2Rose's Note:

    These "Man-shaped" breads are made especially for St. Martin's Day in Germany on November 11.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 10

    Yield:

    Weckmän ...

    Units: US | Metric

    WECKMANN

    GLAZE

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix yeast with warm water and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
    2. 2
      Combine milk, butter, shortening, and sugar, in a saucepan and heat gently then set aside to cool.
    3. 3
      Place flour in a large bowl, make a well in the middle of the flour.
    4. 4
      Pour yeast mixture into the flour well, cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add milk mixture to flour and mix all the ingredients together.
    6. 6
      Knead into a ball, dust with flour and let rise for 45 minutes.
    7. 7
      Roll dough and divide into 10 pieces to form into gingerbread men shaped Weckmänner.
    8. 8
      Place the Weckmänner on a large baking sheet covered with baking or wax paper, making sure to leave enough room between each shape.
    9. 9
      Let rise for a further 20 to 45 minutes.
    10. 10
      Brush with egg and water mixture, decorate with raisins and dried cranberries for the eyes and buttons.
    11. 11
      Bake at 325 to 350F for 10-15 minutes.
    12. 12
      *Note: A traditional Weckmann in Germany would have a clay pipe in his mouth.

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    Nutritional Facts for Weckmann

    Serving Size: 1 (176 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 534.5
     
    Calories from Fat 127
    23%
    Total Fat 14.2 g
    21%
    Saturated Fat 6.3 g
    31%
    Cholesterol 125.4 mg
    41%
    Sodium 93.0 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 85.6 g
    28%
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    9%
    Sugars 20.9 g
    83%
    Protein 12.8 g
    25%

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