Ladder Loaf with Cherry Filling
- Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions. Halve dough; cover and let rest for 10 minutes. On a lightly floured surface roll half of the dough to a 12x10-inch rectangle. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Spread half the cherry filling lengthwise down center third of dough. Sprinkle with half of the chocolate pieces. Make 3-inch-long cuts at 1-inch intervals on both long sides with kitchen shears, cutting from edge toward filling. Fold strips diagonally over filling, alternating sides and overlapping strips. Brush top of dough with half of the milk; sprinkle with half of the granulated sugar. Repeat with remaining dough, fruit filling, chocolate pieces, milk, and granulated sugar to make a second loaf. Cover; let rise until nearly double (30 to 45 minutes).
Bake loaves in a 350 degree F. oven for 25 to 35 minutes or until done, covering with foil after 20 minutes, if necessary, to prevent overbrowning. Remove loaves from baking sheets. Cool on wire racks. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes 2 loaves (about 24 servings).
From the Test Kitchen
Do not sprinkle with powdered sugar. Wrap cooled loaves in foil and place in airtight freezer containers or plastic freezer bags. Seal, label, and freeze up to 1 month. To serve, thaw overnight in refrigerator. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
Nutrition Facts (Ladder Loaf with Cherry Filling)
- Per serving:
- 123 kcal ,
- 3 g fat
- (1 g sat. fat ,
- 8 mg chol. ,
- 139 mg sodium ,
- 21 g carb. ,
- 1 g fiber ,
- 2 g pro.