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  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 6 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons, 105°-115°F)
  Honey 3 Tablespoon
  Whole wheat flour 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs) (Measured Scoop And Level)
  Skim milk powder 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs) (Non Instant)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), cut into 1 inch pieces
  Eggs 2
  Ricotta cheese 16 Ounce
  Egg yolks 2
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon

1) In a large bowl, combine the filling ingredients until smooth and well-mixed. Place the bowl aside.
2) Use a measuring cup to sprinkle yeast over 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water.
3) Let stand in a warm place about 5 minutes until it dissolves or puffs.
4) Stir in honey and eggs.
5) In your food processor, use the METAL BLADE setting.
6) In the work bowl, add flour, milk powder, salt and butter. Pulse on/off to mix.
7) Pour in yeast mixture through the feed tube while machine is running.
8) Pour in remaining water in a steady stream, only as fast as the flour absorbs it.
9) Process the dough ball for 20 seconds and test the consistency for right elasticity, stickiness and wetness, by stopping the machine.
10) If it is not ready, then process for another 10 seconds.
11) Sprinkle with additional 1-2 tablespoons flour into the dough and pulse machine on/off to coat dough for easy removal from work bowl.
12) In an oiled bowl transfer the dough and turn over to oil the entire surface.
13) Cover with plastic bag or damp cloth and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
14) Punch down dough and knead for 30 seconds to press out the dough.
15) Prepare a ball out of the dough, let rest by covering for 10 minutes.
16) Use a lightly floured surface to roll out the dough into a 16 x 14-inch rectangle.
17) Place the filling by keeping 1-inch border on all edges.
18) Begin at the long side to roll up the dough.
19) Seal the seam and ends by pinching.
20) Use baking sheet to line with foil.
21) Cover and let rise in warm place, free from drafts, until doubled, 45 minutes.
22) Preheat oven to 350°.

23) Place the pan inside oven on middle rack to bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
24) Transfer the loaf carefully on the wire rack for cooling. Brush with butter, if desired.

25) Serve the bread warm or cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
155 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 731 Calories from Fat 285

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.9%

Saturated Fat 18.4 g92.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 286.4 mg95.5%

Sodium 266.6 mg11.1%

Total Carbohydrates 86 g28.6%

Dietary Fiber 11.7 g46.9%

Sugars 16.6 g

Protein 31 g62.2%

Vitamin A 21.9% Vitamin C 0.17%

Calcium 29.6% Iron 29.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Ricotta Swirl Bread Recipe