Easter or Christmas Braid

2
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

How to Make Easter or Christmas Braid

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.

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About Easter or Christmas Braid

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




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