• 6 Ratings

This yeast bread recipe, also called a brioche, has a lightly sweet and rich flavor. Braided and shaped, it encircles fruit or a container of spread when served.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In large mixing bowl combine 1-1/2 cups flour and yeast; set aside.

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  • In medium saucepan heat butter, the 1/4 cup milk, water, sugar, and salt over medium heat until very warm (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F) and butter is almost melted. Add butter mixture, eggs, and orange peel to flour mixture. Beat on low until combined; beat on high 3 minutes. With wooden spoon stir in raisins and as much remaining flour as you can.

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  • Turn out dough on lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour for moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes). Place in greased bowl; turn to grease surface. Cover; let rise in warm place 1 hour or until nearly doubled in size.

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  • Punch down dough; turn onto work surface. Cover; let rest 5 minutes. Equally divide dough in three; roll each to a 26-inch length. Lay side by side 1 inch apart; braid. Pinch each end of braid together. Transfer to large greased baking sheet. Shape in ring and pinch both ends together. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise 40 minutes, dough will rise slightly.

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  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly brush bread ring with milk. Place a foil ball or oven-safe glass measure or jar in center to preserve shape. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from oven; cool. Place on platter; cut into slices. Serve with apricot jam. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; 13 g total fat; 8 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 252 mg sodium. 215 mg potassium; 49 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 4 g protein; 437 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 3 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 109 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 40 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
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