Quick Christmas Braid Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
CourseMethod
SpecialityInterest Group

Ingredients

 Frozen bread dough16 Ounce (1 Loaf)
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon, softened
 Packed brown sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Ground cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Chopped pecans1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Sifted powdered sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Milk5 Teaspoon
 Red sugar1 Tablespoon
 Pecan halves1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2445 Calories from Fat 617

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 70 g107.4%

Saturated Fat 18.6 g92.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 67 mg

Sodium 2162.7 mg90.1%

Total Carbohydrates 413 g137.7%

Dietary Fiber 14.4 g57.6%

Sugars 206.7 g

Protein 32 g63.8%

Vitamin A 16.1% Vitamin C 0.96%

Calcium 31.6% Iron 59%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Thaw frozen dough completely; roll to 12-inch square.
Cut in 3 strips.
Spread butter down lengthwise center of each strip.
Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter.
Top with chopped pecans.
Bring dough up around filling, sealing edges, to form three ropes.
Place on greased baking sheet; braid loosely.
Let rise till double, about 30 minutes.
Bake in 375° oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
(Cover braid with foil last few minutes if necessary to prevent over-browning.) Combine powdered sugar and enough milk to make thin glaze.
Drizzle over braid while still warm.
Sprinkle with red sugar; trim with pecan halves.
Makes 1 loaf.
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