MY ALMOND CHOCOLATE YEAST BRAID
- 1/2 c
- 3/4 tsp
- 1 pkg
- active dry yeast
- 1/4 c
- warm water(105 to 115)
- 2 large
- eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 oz
- ( 1 square unsweetened chocolate melted
- 1 oz
- (1 square semisweet chocolate,melted
- 3 1/2 c
- all- purpose flour
- 1 oz
- ( 1 square square semisweet chocolate,melted
- 1 c
- almonds, slivered
COOL to 105 to -115*
COMBINE butter mixture,yeast mixture,eggs,melted unsweetened chocolate,and 1 ounce melted semisweet chocolate.
STIR in 2 cups flour.
GRADUALLY stir in enough remaining flour, to make a soft dough.
PLACE in well greased bowl, turning to grease top.
COVER and let it rise in warm place(85)free from drafts, for 1 1/2 hours or until double in bulk.
DIVIDE dough into thirds.
Shape each third into 16- inch rope.
PLACE ropes side by side on a greased baking sheet.
(DO not stretch) pinch rope ends together at one end to seal. BRAID ropes;pinch loose ends to seal.
BAKE at 350* for 25 minutes to 35 minutes or until braid sounds hollow when tapped.
COOL on wire rack DRIZZLE 1 ounce melted semisweet chocolate over braid.
AND ADD RED kisses on top of it too.
OR YOU CAN USE VALENTINES CRYSTALS SUGARS.OR JUST USE WHAT EVER YOU LIKE.
ENJOY IT FROM GRAMMY"S KITCHEN TO YOUS.
1/31/2012 Happycook diva.