- 4 cups sifted white flour
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 14 g dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons natural cocoa
- 300 g fresh milk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten before adding
- 1 dark or your choice of chocolate
- 1 yolk
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
Mix the flour, raisins, sugar, yeast and cocoa in a large bowl. Make a well and gradually add the slightly warm milk and eggs. Knead the resulting dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes.Then, on the kneading table, spread the chocolate broken into small pieces and knead again.
This way the chocolate will get into the dough. After you have kneaded it for about 10-15 minutes, you should put it in an oiled deep bowl and cover it with transparent foil. Put it in a warm place and let the dough rise for 1 hour or until it doubles in size. After the dough has risen, take it out carefully, knead it several times and divide it into 3 equal parts.
After that, each part should be spread out with only hands to form the three parts of the braid. Try to spread them to a length of about 40-50 cm. Carefully weave a braid. Put it in a greased tray or in a tray with baking paper.
Leave to rise for another 20 minutes and then, if desired, brush the kosunak with egg yolk and sprinkle with slivered almonds. Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.