Sourdough Strawberry Braid Recipe

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.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexJust Enjoy
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Active dry yeast1 Tablespoon
 Warm water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (105°-115°F)
 Sourdough starter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Flour5 Cup (80 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Unsalted butter4 Tablespoon, melted
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Strawberry preserves/Other preserves2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Confectioners icing1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3721 Calories from Fat 547

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 62 g96.1%

Saturated Fat 33.8 g169%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 340.5 mg

Sodium 1578.5 mg65.8%

Total Carbohydrates 697 g232.2%

Dietary Fiber 26.1 g104.4%

Sugars 189.2 g

Protein 83 g166.8%

Vitamin A 34.9% Vitamin C 0.2%

Calcium 16.3% Iron 193.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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.