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They now sell solid sheets of crescent dough so you don t have to press the individual rolls together makes it a lot easier to use. This is a Pampered Chef recipe and calls for 1 teaspoon of dill weed not 2. Personally I don't use dill don't care for the flavor. I also use parmesan cheese not cheddar. I often use a Calzone filling of onion bell pepper and crumbled Italian sausage (cooked & well drained) mixed with pizza sauce and topped with shredded mozzarella cheese. Cubed ham broccoli and Swiss cheese is also good. You can substitute just about any combination of cooked meat vegetables and cheese mixed with about a 1/2 cup mayonnaise sour cream or any type of sauce to moisten; even 1/2 cup of creamed soup (undiluted)) will work. Serve with a salad makes a nice dinner or cut into bite sized pieces as an appetizer. And don t forget dessert spread dough with sweetened cream cheese top with a fruit filling and drizzle baked and cooled braid with a simple powdered sugar glaze.
Made just a few changes. Sauteed the onion and red pepper until onion was almost soft then added garlic and sauteed for 30 seconds. Used frozen broccoli thawed in hot water and then chopped. Used 1 tsp of dried thyme instead of dill. Used Pillsbury crescent 'sheets' instead of the rolls. Each package of crescent dough will make one braid. Laid roll out on counter put half the filling down the center. Used a knife to cut every 1" down the right and left sides (looks like fringe). Fold down the top just a bit and then fold one piece of the fringe over the top then fold a piece from the other side slightly overlapping. continue down the braid (see picture).
This is a great recipe. I rarely have any leftovers. I just made two of these for a pot luck and all I took home were empty trays everyone went back for seconds! It has a great taste the dill weed is unique and inspired and the almonds give it just enough texture. I did do a few things that I feel amped up the recipe. I doubled the garlic. Also in prepping the ingredients I sautéed the onions garlic and bell peppers in olive oil until the onions started to turn clear. I also cooked the broccoli for a minute in a ziplock steam bag (I luv those things). Then I made sure to mix all the dry ingredients well before adding the miracle whip (mayonnaise). It s very simple to do the braid don t let it intimidate you. Definitely worth making!
This is a great recipe as is but it's also a good "jumping off point" Curry for dill is how we likie it. Or omit the herbs and broccoli and add dried cherries and celery. Very good. Great picnic sandwich. Use ingredients for a reuben sandwich (my personal favorite-remember to add caraway seeds) or use pizza toppings for example. Bake it on the lowest shelf in your oven and the bottom will be baked perfectly.
TIP: Be sure the broccoli and red pepper are quite FINELY CHOPPED. This is key to cooking properly. This is a special family favorite though I have now switched from using crescent rolls to using homemade bread dough (pizza french etc. at least one pound); I like this much better. I always double the filling when using bread dough. For seasoning the original Pampered Chef recipe omits the onions and instead of TWO teaspoons of dill (too strong) uses "dill dip mix" which I recreate with this: (SECRET RECIPE HERE!) 1 tsp. dill 1 tsp. instant minced onion 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and a good squeeze of lemon (or 1/8 tsp. citric acid). WOW. Oh one thing more I think sprinkling the almonds ATOP the braid is SO classy and yummy.
i made this for dinner tonight and everyone loved it. i doubled the garlic because i usually find recipes need more but it was sort of overpowering so unless you REALLY like garlic i'd say stick with what the recipe suggests! i left out the red pepper and almond for personal preference but otherwise followed the basic recipe and was impressed with how easy the braid came together - not nearly as complicated as you might think! this was something different that i wouldn't want to eat regularly but for a change of pace i really enjoyed this. thanks!