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    Date-Apricot Braid

    Source of Recipe

    Better Homes and Gardens
    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Date-Apricot Braid

    Recipe By : Katie
    Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories :

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1/4 cup chopped dried apricots.Soak in 2 Tb brandy
    2 cups flour
    1 package yeast
    1/2 cup milk
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    dash saffron, or 1 drop yellow food color
    1 egg
    1/4 cup chopped dates
    2 tablespoons chopped almonds -- toasted
    1 egg yolk mixed with 1 Tb. water

    Heat milk, sugar, butter, salt and saffron to 115-120. Add liquid from apricots. Add mixture to 3/4 c. flour and yeast. Add eggs and beat with mixer 3 minutes.
    Stir in dates, apricots and almonds, then remaining flour. Knead; this should be a moderately stiff dough.
    Let rise until double. Form into braid and raise again. Brush with egg yolk and water.
    Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes. Brush with more egg yolk mixture.

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    NOTES : For Christmas morning.From Better Homes and Gardens, Dec. 1979

 

 

 


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