Sunday, March 24, 2013

Braided Lemon Bread

Braided Lemon Bread
Picture from: eatmedelicious
Image Credit: Ashley

Braided Lemon Bread

“I loved this filling of lemon curd and cream cheese. And no I did not make that neon yellow lemon curd, I bought it, which is a first for me. There's nothing wrong with taking short cuts in recipes but I always feel like I need to make curds from scratch. Except this time where I just wanted to get right to making the braid as soon as possible!” Ashley



6 tablespoons (3 ounces) warm water

1 teaspoon sugar

1½ teaspoons instant yeast

¼ cup (1 ounce) unbleached all-purpose flour


Sponge (above)

6 tablespoons (3 ounces) sour cream or yogurt

¼ cup (2 oz) unsalted butter, softened

2 large eggs, 1 beaten for dough, 1 beaten with 1 teaspoon water for brushing bread

¼ cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

Coarse sugar, for sprinkling

Lemon cream cheese filling:

⅓ cup (2 ½ ounces) cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons sour cream

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

¼ cup lemon curd


In a small bowl, stir together the sponge ingredients.

Loosely cover with plastic wrap, and set aside to proof for 10 to 15 minutes...

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