Cream Cheese & Jelly Bread Braid Recipe

Category Recipe Title Prep Time Rise Time Bake/Cook Time Total Time

Dessert Braids Cream Cheese & Jelly Braid 20 min 20 min 20 min 60 min

Ingredients :

2 and 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour

2 Tbsp  sugar (can use honey, brown sugar or any sweetener 1:1)

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp SAF-instant premium yeast - Found in the Homemade Bread Bundle

1 tsp Liquid Soy Lecithin - Found in the Homemade Bread Bundle

1 cup hot/warm water

Braid Filling:

Cream Cheese

Favorite Jelly Flavor

  1. Mix Dry ingredients. (yeast is a dry ingredient)
  2. Make 1 dimple in dry ingredients with tsp.  Squeeze the lecithin into the bottom of the dimple about the size of  a quarter.
  3. Add water slowly, add 3/4 cups and then the remaining 1/4 cup. Mix for 1 minute and check  consistency. The dough should be sticky and pull itself off bowl.  
  4. Mix/knead in mixer on medium setting for 5 minutes or knead for 5 minutes by hand.
  5. Spray counter and hands with cooking spray and knead for a few seconds to form smooth ball.
  6. Roll dough into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Spread cream cheese lengthwise down center third of rectangle, then add jelly on top of peanut butter.
  8. On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips about 2-1/2-in. into center. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling.
  9. Pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Brush with butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
  10. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
  11. Bake at 350 for 20 mintues.
  12. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack or cutting board with 2 spatulas.
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