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Sourdough Strawberry Braid

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This Sourdough Strawberry Braid is a holiday indulgence ! These strawberry breads with icing(if desired) taste heavenly and are apt for your holiday-be it Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving. Try this Sourdough Strawberry Braid and do come back here to tell me if you liked it.
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (105°-115°F)
  Sourdough starter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon, melted
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Strawberry preserves/Other preserves 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Confectioners icing 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup sourdough starter and 1 cup flour. Mix thoroughly. Let stand 8 hours or overnight.
2 Stir to dissolve crust that has formed on top of the starter. Add 2 cups flour, sugar, butter, salt, and egg. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add 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. Make a 9-inch square. Put preserves 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.
6 Cover; let rise until almost double€”about 30 minutes.
7 Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 30€”40 minutes or until done.
8 Cool on wire rack. If desired, drizzle with Confectioners' Icing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Course: 
Fruit Dessert

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