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This is a wonderful sweet bread that wraps up sweetened blackberries. I have made this recipe for my family for over 15 years. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
25 mins
additional:
5 hrs
total:
6 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
3 braids
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, and the yeast in a large bowl; stir the egg yolks and whipping cream into the milk mixture. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.

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  • Whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the cold butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (This can also be done in a food processor: pulse the cold butter or shortening until it's the size of small peas. Turn mixture into a bowl and proceed.) Stir in yeast mixture until combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.

  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured board. Divide the dough into three portions and shape them into balls. Toss blackberries with sugar.

  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  • Roll each ball out to a 9x12-inch rectangle. Spoon blackberries evenly onto the center third of each rectangle, width-wise. Using a knife, cut about 9 slanting lines along each side approximately 1 inch apart. Create a braid by folding alternating strips from each side, overlapping the berries. Place the pastry braid onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining two portions. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 25.6g; fat 11.2g; cholesterol 66.4mg; sodium 175.4mg. Full Nutrition
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