Mid Lent (Michink, in Armenian) is the 24th day of Lent, which lands on the Wednesday of the fourth week – this year it’s on March 26th.
That said, here is a recipe for Fortune Bread. It is customary to serve this during mid-lent at a family meal. Whoever receives the slice of bread with the wrapped coin, will have good fortune.
|Mid Lent Fortune Bread|
Lent Fortune Bread
oil and water. DO NOT BOIL.
mixture. Use remaining oil to coat your hands for the kneading process. Knead
for about 5 minutes. Add a little more water, if necessary. Dough should be a
rest for about 30 minutes.
5. Shape the dough into a ball.
6. Wrap a dime in foil. Insert the foil-wrapped
dime into the center of the dough.
|Honey-glazed and decorated|
8. Create a design on the surface of the dough using the
tines of a fork.
allowing it to rest another 30 minutes. Brush surface of dough with remaining
honey. (NOTE: Gently heat the honey in a microwave-safe bowl for a few seconds
to make it easier to spread.)
20 minutes. Then bake on the center rack for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or
until the bread is golden brown.
recipe can easily be doubled to yield 2 round loaves.