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Swiss Braid

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 2 Tablespoon (105°-115° F)
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Golden raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Glaze 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Water 1 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 cup flour, yeast mixture, milk mixture, lemon juice, and lemon peel in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add egg, raisins, 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. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Braid and place on greased baking sheet.
6 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 45 minutes.
7 Make glaze and brush on loaf. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven about 45€”55 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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