Mix flour, salt, yeast
and 300 gram water and knead during 10 minutes. Form two French breads
(cut the top in with a knife at regular intervals) and allow to rise
for 2 hours. Bake in the oven, 30 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.
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Put flour, yeast, salt,
300 gram water and 3 tablespoons sugar together and knead for 10 minutes.
Divide into 4 portions.
Roll the portions out into 4 rectangulars. Cover 2 rectangulars with
raisins, one with ginger and one with (brown) sugar. Now roll up the
dough, two rectangulars from two sides like a butterfly and two just
as a roll (see picture). Cut the rolls in slices. Put the slices on
an oven tray and allow to rise for one and a half hour. Bake 20 minutes
in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius. In the meantime make some sugar syrup by
dissolving 50 gram sugar in 100 gram boiling water and brush this over
the rolls after baking.