Gatah BreadSubmitted by: HEALTHYHARMONY
3/4 cup sugar
2 pkg/2 oz dry yeast
7 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (for dough)
1-1/2 14 oz cans sweetened condensed milk, warm
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (to brush on tops)
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1-1/2 cups finely chopped raisins
1 Tbsp orange zest
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
While dough is rising, melt 1/2 cup butter in a pan and add the flour to make a smooth roux. Allow the roux to brown slightly, then remove from heat. Let it cool for about 5 minutes, then add the sugars, nuts, raisins, orange zest, and cinnamon. Mix in well and cool completely before using.
After dough has risen for about 30 minutes, roll it out fairly thin and brush with melted butter. Fold dough from top to center and from bottom to center. Brush again, then fold again (top to center, bottom to center). Roll out until the dough is slightly smaller than a cookie sheet. Evenly spread the filling mixture over the dough.
Repeat with remaining dough balls.
Roll the covered dough like a jelly roll. With a sharp knife, cut the roll into rounds. Press down on the rounds to flatten down to about 3/4 inch, then place on a cookie sheet. Cover and let rise for about 90 minutes. Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes or until edges just start to turn golden brown.
Makes 60 1-piece servings.
Number of Servings: 60
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HEALTHYHARMONY.