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Party Braid

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This Party Braid is an addiction ! Try these orangey cardamom flavored braids filled with pecans, dates, maraschino cherries for your next bash ! Feel free to express about these Party Braids here.
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 2 Tablespoon (105°-115°F)
  Milk 3 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Cardamom 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Orange peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon, grated
  Egg 1
  Confectioners icing 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped dates 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Light brown sugar 2 Tablespoon, firmly packed
  Chopped pecans 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Maraschino cherries 2 Tablespoon
  Shredded coconut 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat milk, butter, sugar, and salt to warm (105°-115°F).
2 Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, cardamom, orange peel, yeast mixture, and milk mixture in large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add egg and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Knead about 3 minutes. Combine all ingredients for filling.
6 Make a 9-inch square. Put filling down the middle third. With scissors, cut strips toward center 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. Alternating sides, fold strips over filling. Place on greased baking sheet.
7 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30 minutes.
8 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 30 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack. If desired, drizzle with Confectioners' Icing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Party

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