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

Step-By-Step

1Mix 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.
2Mix with hook mixer attachment for about 5 minutes, slowly adding the rest of all flour.
3Cover with a towel and let rise for about 90 minutes or until double in sides.
4Meanwhile, 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.
5Punch 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.
6Place in a greased bundtcake pan or baking sheet.Let it stand for an hour to double in size.
7Bake 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