Easter or Christmas Braid

Sandra B.

By
@sandy19

I make this braid for Christmas, Easter, and sometimes just for Sunday.It is really good.


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Serves:

12-14

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Convection Oven

Ingredients

1 (7g0 pkg
active dry yeast
1/2 c
warm milk
1/4 c
water, warm
1/3 c
sugar
2 large
eggs,beaten
1/3 c
butter,soften
1 tsp
grated orange peel
1/2 tsp
salt
31/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
ground cardamom
1/4 tsp
cinnamon and mace

FILLING;

2 tsp
flour
2 tsp
sugar
1/4 c
butter,softened
1/2 c
chopped nuts
1/2 tsp
grated orange peel
1/2 tsp
orange or almond extract
1/2 c
dry fruits like apricots or cranberries

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix the yeast with warm water and let it stand for about 5 minutes until foamy. Add the milk, sugar, butter, eggs, orange peel, spices and 2 1/2 cups flour.
2
Mix with hook mixer attachment for about 5 minutes, slowly adding the rest of all flour.
3
Cover with a towel and let rise for about 90 minutes or until double in sides.
4
Meanwhile, mix the ingredients for the filling such as the butter, orange peel, sugar, and orange extract. Set aside. Mix nuts and dry fruits with flour.
5
Punch the dough down.Turn onto lightly floured surface and roll into a 9 by 30 inch rectangle. Sprinkle with fruits and nuts and filling mixture.
6
Place in a greased bundtcake pan or baking sheet.Let it stand for an hour to double in size.
7
Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven to 335 F, or until golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Sodium, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids