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Sweet Swedish Braid

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Ingredients
  Fresh yeast 1
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water according to instructions on package.
Scald milk add 1 tablespoon sugar and the salt.
Cool to lukewarm.
Combine with yeast; add 1 1/2 cups flour; beat until perfectly smooth.
Cover and let rise in warm place till light (about 50 minutes).
Cream the butter; add sugar, well beaten egg, and lemon juice.
Add to first mixture.
Sift in remaining flour; this should make a stiff dough.
Knead till smooth and elastic.
Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise till double in bulk.
Punch down to release gas bubbles.
Turn on lightly floured board and knead again lightly.
Roll into rectangular roll cut in 3 strips to within 1/2 inch of end.
Braid, and place on greased baking sheet.
Let rise till light (about 1 hour).
Bake in hot oven 400° F. for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350° F. and bake another half hour.
When cool, ice with the following icing.
Entire time for making this bread is about 4 hours.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Everyday

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2529 Calories from Fat 459

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 52 g80.3%

Saturated Fat 28.6 g143.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 325.2 mg108.4%

Sodium 4033.7 mg168.1%

Total Carbohydrates 444 g148.1%

Dietary Fiber 14.9 g59.6%

Sugars 60.8 g

Protein 65 g130.5%

Vitamin A 30.8% Vitamin C 3.9%

Calcium 31% Iron 137.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Sweet Swedish Braid Recipe