Sweet Braided Loaves Recipe

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Sweet Braided Loaves

Angela Pietrantonio

By
@mrsjoepie

I obtained this beautiful loaf from the tast eof home website, it's seriously good!!!

Recipe Source~ tasteofhome.com


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Serves:

24

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1 pkg
(1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1/4 c
warm water (110° to 115°)
1 c
warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
butter, softened
3
eggs
1/2 tsp
teaspoon salt
5 1/2
to 6 cups all-purpose flour
1 c
golden raisins

GARNISH

1
egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp
sliced almonds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, butter, eggs, salt and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Stir in raisins.
2
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
3
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough into six portions. Shape each into a 12-in. rope. Place three ropes on a greased baking sheet and braid; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Repeat with remaining ropes. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
4
Brush with egg; sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).

5 points per slice

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