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Grecian Sweet Egg Braid
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Sweet bread with sesame seeds.

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Difficult

Nutrition Facts

Makes 48 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107.1
Total Carbs 18.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Total Fat 2.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Potassium 29.9 mg
Protein 3.0 g
Sodium 77.1 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 1/2 Other Carbs , 1 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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0 3/4 cup  lowfat milk
3 each  bay leaves
2 each  package baker's yeast
0 3/4 cup  sugar
2 tsp  sugar
1 cup  cold water
7 1/2 cup  Flour, bread, unenriched
0 1/2 cup  Margarine, 80% fat, unsalted
1 1/2 tsp  salt
1 each  eggs
1 each  cooking spray
0 1/4 cup  Apples, unsweetened, frozen
0 1/2 tsp  cornstarch
1 tsp  sesame seeds
  1. Microwave the bay leaves in the milk on HIGH for 2 1/2 minutes or until milk boils, let cool and discard the bay leaves.
  2. Mix the yeast and 2 teaspoons of the sugar into the warm water and allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl stir together the remaining sugar with 2 cups of the flour, margarine, salt, and egg.
  4. Mix in the yeast and cooled milk mixture and use an electric mixer on medium to blend well.
  5. Slowly add 5 more cups of flour, beating well, until a soft dough has formed.
  6. Knead the dough out on a lightly floured surface until smooth and stretchy. Use the remaining flour as you are kneading to prevent dough from sticking to your hands.
  7. Coat a large bowl with cooking spray, add the dough and turn to coat all sides of dough with spray.
  8. Let dough rise, covered, for 1 hour in a warm place.
  9. Bring the apple juice and corn starch to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook for 1 minute stirring constantly. Let cool.
  10. Once dough has risen punch it down, place on a floured surface and let stand for another 5 minutes.
  11. Divide dough into 6 equal parts and form each piece into a 20-inch long rope.
  12. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and place 3 of the ropes on half of the tray. Pinch the ends together of the 3 ropes.
  13. Braid together the 3 ropes and pinch end together. Braid together the remaining 3 ropes on other half of tray.
  14. Cover braids and let rest for 1 hour in a warm place.
  15. After rising brush braids with the apple juice mixture and sesame seeds.
  16. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove and let cool on a wire rack.

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