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loaf frozen bread dough thawed overnight in refrigerator
egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water
allow dough to stand at room temperature on a lightly floured surface for 1 hour
roll and push to an 18 X 8" rectangle, let rest while making filling
Beat cheese, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl with electric mixer, stir in lemon rind
Place dough on large greased cookie sheet. spread cheese mixture down center third of dough.
cut dough from outside to filling spacing cuts 1" apart
overlap dough strips alternately from left to right to cover cheese mixture.
brush braid with egg mixture, let stand in warm place 30 minutes.
bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. remove to rack. serve warm