Sweet Bread Cranberry Eggnog

posted by Terrytx 12-01-98 12:31 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *

Cranberry Eggnog Braid

Recipe By : Taste of Home
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Holiday Cooking Yeast Bread

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 to 3-1/2 cup flour -- divided
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/4 cups eggnog
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 to 2 tbl eggnog*
1/4 tsp vanilla
dash nutmeg

In mixing bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt, yeast and nutmeg; set aside.

In a saucepan, heat eggnog and butter to 120-130 degrees ( the butter does not need to melt); add to flour mixture.

Beat on low until moistened; beat on med. for 3 min.

Stir in cranberries and enough flour to make a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 min.

Place in a greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled; about 1 hr.

Punch dough down; divide into thirds. Shape each third into a 16" rope.

Braid on a greased baking sheet; seal ends. Cover and let rise untol doubled, about 30 min.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min. or golden.

Immediately remove from pan to wire rack and cool completely.

Combine the first 3 glaze ingred. and drizzle over braid. Dust with nutmeg.

Yield: 1 loaf This was made with commercially perpared eggnog.

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