Apricot Braid Bread Recipe

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Servings: 12

Ingredients

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  • 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 c. unsifted flour
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. very hot water
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature

Directions

  1. Prepare apricot filling and crumb topping and set aside.APRICOT FILLING: Put together 2 1/4 cups (11 ounce package) dry apricots and 1 1/2 cups water in saucepan. Bring to boil; cook till liquid is absorbed and apricots are tender, about 20 min. Mash. Stir in 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar.
  2. CRUMB TOPPING: Put together 1/2 cup unsifted flour, 3 tbsp flour, 3/4 tsp cinnamon. Fold in 3 tbsp butter till crumbly.
  3. In large bowl, mix 1 1/4 cups flour, sugar, salt and undissolved yeast. Add in butter, gradually add in tap water to dry ingredients; beat 2 min at medium speed of electric mixer. Add in large eggs and 1/4 cup flour. Beat at high speed 2 min. Stir in additional flour to make soft dough; turn out on lightly floured surface. Knead till smooth and elastic, 8-10 min.
  4. Divide into 3 equal pcs. Roll one piece into 7x12 inch rectangle. Cut 1-inch wide strips along both sides. Fill center strip with 1/3 of filling, braid outside 2 strips back over center. Sprinkle with topping. You can freeze for later, or possibly let rise (1 1/2 hrs) and bake at 375 degrees for 25 min.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 118g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 366  
Calories from Fat 84 23%
Total Fat 9.59g 12%
Saturated Fat 5.35g 21%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 268mg 11%
Potassium 121mg 3%
Total Carbs 60.96g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 7%
Sugars 12.76g 9%
Protein 8.76g 14%
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