MARITOZZO WITH FRESH FIGS AND HUZELNUTS

Maritozzo, Bakery products, Soft sweet bread with figs

Many people know about Italian “maritozzo” a sweet bread roll often filled with whipped cream, but today I would like to suggest a new version of this sweet bread, delicious for who loves figs. It is an healthy recipe perfect for breakfast. I have made maritozzi with three different filling: fresh  figs only, fresh figs  with cinnamon powder and fresh figs and hazelnuts. The crunchiness of hazelnuts goes well with creamy texture of the figs  and the soft sweet bread. Cinnamon perfectly match with fresh figs flavor. Choose you favorite filling.

Ingredients for about 16 maritozzi

500 g of all purpose flour
100 g of sugar
2 egg
50 g of  olive oil
100 ml of milk
100 ml of water
25g of active dry yeast
For  filling:
10 figs,
cinnamon powder
about 4 hazelnuts for each maritozzo.

PREPARATION

Whisk together the flour, sugar and yeast in a medium bowl.

Wisk together 1 egg, milk and olive oil in a small bowl.

Put the flour with the baking powder on the work surface and make a well in the center, add the mixture with egg and then add the water. Rub some olive oil on your hands to prevent sticking. Work the dough with your hand. Knead the dough for 5 minutes. The dough must be light and spongy.
Put the dough in large bowl cover and let it rise till doubled, about 2 hours. I usually preheat the oven to 30°C then I turn off the oven and put the dough in the oven  to rise.

When the dough is nice, preheat the oven to 200°C. Peel the figs and line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.

Divide the dough into 16 pieces and cover them with an upside down bowl.  Rub some olive oil on your hands to prevent sticking. Take a piece of dough and cut it in half. Then shape the two piece of dough into flat disks. Put about an half fig on a disk of dough and squeeze it, add some hazelnuts or cinnamon powder. Top this disk with the other one and seal the ends by pinching them.
Maritozzo, Bakery products, Soft sweet bread with figs
Place maritozzo in the baking tray, using a pastry brush, lightly coat the top of maritozzo with beaten egg yolk.
Bake for 15 minutes at 200°C
Maritozzo, Bakery products, Soft sweet bread with figs

When your small sweet bread rolls are cold sprinkle with powdered sugar.
You’ll have to eat your maritozzi in a couple of day, fresh figs of the filling don’t stay for very long.

Maritozzo, Bakery products, Soft sweet bread with figs

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2 Comments on “MARITOZZO WITH FRESH FIGS AND HUZELNUTS”

  1. 2013/09/24 at 7:02 PM #

    Oh my, but this is new to me. It looks wonderful. Thank you for the introduction! This is my first visit to your site, and I am SO pleased to have found you!

    • 2013/09/24 at 8:53 PM #

      Thank you very much! I’ve visited your interesting website and I will follow you on G+ so we can get to know each other better.

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