Blueberry Breakfast Braid

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READY IN: 2hrs 35mins
YIELD: 2 braids
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, salt and cinnamon.
  • Heat milk, orange juice, and butter until very warm (in microwave) and stir into dry ingredients.
  • Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer.
  • Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  • Stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  • Knead on lightly floured surface 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Cover; let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Divide dough in half, then divide each half into 3 pieces.
  • Roll each to 20x6 inch rectangle.
  • Spread filling evenly on each rectangle.
  • Begin at long end and roll up like jelly roll.
  • Pinch seams to form ropes.
  • Braid; cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Brush with egg mixture and bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • For blueberry filling: Combine first 3 ingredients in medium saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 20 minutes, stir, until very thick. Stir in cornstarch; cook 5 minutes, stir. Let cool.
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