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    Egg Braid

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs

    30 mins

    ElizabethKnicely's Note:

    These rich yeast loaves have a surprise inside. Each strip of dough is stuffed with a sweet cream cheese filling before being braided together.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 24

    Yield:

    loaves

    Units: US | Metric

    DOUGH

    FILLING

    GLAZE

    • 1 large egg, slightly beaten

    Directions:

    1. 1
      DOUGH: In a large bowl, mix 1 cup bread flour, 1 cup all-purpose flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
    2. 2
      In saucepan, melt butter in water. Let cool to 120°F to 130°F on instant-read thermometer. Add to flour; beat with spoon until combined. Stir in eggs. Stir in remaining bread flour, and all-purpose flour 1 cup at a time.
    3. 3
      Knead dough on floured surface until smooth, 5 to 10 minutes, adding flour if needed. Place in greased bowl; turn to coat. Cover with towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, 1 hour.
    4. 4
      FILLING: In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, egg, vanilla and nutmeg until smooth. Set aside.
    5. 5
      Punch down dough; let rest 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Divide dough in half. Cover one half. Divide remaining half into thirds. Roll out a third into 15- x 5-inch rectangle. Spread with 3 tablespoons filling. Roll up from long side. Repeat with remaining 2 pieces.
    7. 7
      Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray. Braid 3 ropes. Tuck ends under. Place on baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
    8. 8
      Repeat with other half of dough for second loaf. Cover; let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
    9. 9
      Heat oven to 375°F Uncover loaves. Brush with egg glaze.
    10. 10
      Bake in 375°F oven for 30 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Transfer to rack; cool.

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    Nutritional Facts for Egg Braid

    Serving Size: 1 (61 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 171.4
     
    Calories from Fat 50
    29%
    Total Fat 5.6 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 2.9 g
    14%
    Cholesterol 51.6 mg
    17%
    Sodium 87.3 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 25.0 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 4.0 g
    16%
    Protein 4.6 g
    9%

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