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1/2 cup warm milk
8 tbs sugar
1 pkt yeast
3 cups plus flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup warm water
3 tbs oil
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
melted butter
powdered sugar
honey

Mix milk, yeast, and 1 tbs sugar with 1/2 cup flour and let mixture
rise until double, about 20 minutes. Blend 7 tbs sugar, 2 1/2 cups
flour and salt in food processor. Add yeast mixture, 1/4 cup water,
oil, egg and yolk and blend smooth. If too firm add a bit of water,
one tablespoon at a time If too sticky add flour one tablespoon at
a time. Texture should be smooth, elastic and pliable. Divide dough
into 3 pieces and each piece into 6 balls (18 total).

Roll each ball into a thin rope and brush with melted butter. Roll
up tightly spiral style and tuck under end. Place on greased cookie
sheets, 2 inches apart and let rise until double.

Brush with honey and bake 375 till golden, about 12 minutes. Dust
with powdered sugar.

Other ensamaida recipes are filled with cheese and the dough pieces
are rolled into a rectangle, spread with cheese and rolled up jelly
roll style and coiled and placed in small brioche or tins to rise
and bake. and sprinkled with sugar. Basically a sweet dough roll
filled with cheese.

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