My son had his 3 year check-up this morning, so I knew I wouldn't be able to dedicate time to the dough. I decided to put all the ingredients in my bread maker and was pleasantly surprised when I got home. The dough had risen very nicely. I need to use my bread maker more often!
I rolled it into a rectangle and filled it with a mixture of chocolate chips and melted butter. This is by no means the traditional filling, but I know my family and their tastes.
Here it is formed into a ring, waiting for the second rise.
I thought my ring looked a bit chubby (I should have made the rectangle longer but was in a rush) so I put a glass in the middle so it would hold it's shape better while rising.
Forty five minutes later I brushed it with an egg wash and made the slits per the recipe.
And this is what came out of the oven thirty minutes later. I love the brown tone that the egg wash gives baked goods. This very much resembles "Roscón de Reyes" which is something we eat in Spain around the holidays.