Egg Braid

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

Recipe from Family Circle
Egg Braid
SERVINGS
24
YIELD
2 loaves (12 servings each)
PREP TIME
30 mins
Ingredients
    Dough:
    • 2 cups bread flour
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 envelope active dry yeast
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut up
    • 1 cup water
    • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten
    Filling:
    • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ground nutmeg
    Glaze:
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
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    Directions
    Dough:
    1. 
    In large bowl, mix 1 cup bread flour, 1 cup all-purpose flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
    2. 
    In saucepan, melt butter in water. Let cool to 120 degrees F to 130 degrees F on instant-read thermometer. Add to flour; beat with spoon until combined. Stir in eggs. Stir in remaining bread flour, then all-purpose flour, 1 cup at a time.
    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 warm place until doubled, 1 hour.
    Filling:
    1. 
    In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, egg, vanilla and nutmeg until smooth. Set aside.
    2. 
    Punch down dough; let rest 5 minutes.
    3. 
    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.
    4. 
    Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray. Braid 3 ropes. Tuck ends under. Place on baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic.
    5. 
    Repeat with other half of dough for second loaf. Cover; let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
    6. 
    Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Uncover loaves. Brush with egg glaze.
    7. 
    Bake in 375 degrees F oven for 30 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Transfer to rack; cool.

    nutrition information

    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 168, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 57, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 24, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 5, sodium (mg) 180, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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