Sherried Hazelnut Braid

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 111


1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup dry sherry or apple juice
4 teaspoons margarine or butter, softened
3 cups bread flour
1/2 cup chopped hazelnut, toasted (see Success Tip)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons bread machine or quick active dry yeast
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon margarine or butter, softened, if desired
Cinnamon Glaze(below)


Measure all ingredients except raisins, 1 tablespoon margarine and Cinnamon Glaze in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Add raisins at the Raisin/Nut signal.

Select Dough/Manual cycle. Do not use delay cycles.

Remove dough from pan, using lightly floured hands. Cover and let rest 10 minutes on lightly floured surface.

Grease large cookie sheet. Divide dough into thirds. Roll each third into 18-inch rope. Place ropes side by side on cookie sheet braid together gently and loosely staring at the middle. Pinch ends to fasten. Brush 1 tablespoon margarine over dough. Cover and let rise in warm place 45 to 60 minutes or until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)

Heat oven to 375°. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until braid is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Drizzle with Cinnamon Glaze.

1 slice: 165 calories (35 calories from fat) 4g fat (0g saturated) 0mg cholesterol 120mg sodium 30g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber) 3g protein.

If your bread machine doesn't have a Raisin/Nut signal, add the raisins 5 to 10 minutes before the last kneading cycle ends. Check your bread machine's use-and-care book to find out how long the last cycle runs.

Toast the nuts in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until they start to brown, then stirring constantly until golden brown. When you can smell the aroma of hazelnuts, they are golden, remove them from the heat and skillet so they don't continue to cook.

Braid ropes gently and loosely, starting at the middle.

From "Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook, The Goodness of Homemade Bread the Easy Way." Text Copyright 1999 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 111
Calories from Fat: 15

This Sherried Hazelnut Braid recipe is from the Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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