Blueberry Pastry Braid

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READY IN: 6hrs 45mins
YIELD: 3 braids
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine milk, yeast and 1 tbsp sugar, mix in egg yolks and cream, set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Blend flour, 1/4 cup sugar and salt in mixing bowl.
  • Cut in butter until pieces are the size of small beans; pour yeast mixture over; fold just until ingredients are mixed; do not overstir or overmix.
  • Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  • Turn dough out onto lightly floured board; divide into 3 portions.
  • Dust each portion with flour; roll one at a time to make a rectangle 12 x 9 inches.
  • With knife or pastry wheel make cuts 1 inch apart on diagonal almost to center-- leaving enough room to spread preserves.
  • Spread 1/3 cup preserves down the center; criss cross strips over filling to make a braid.
  • Repeat for the remaining 2 portions.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet and let rise until almost doubled.
  • Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes until golden.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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