Sweet Braided Bread with Filling

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Health Score:
5,2 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 35 min.
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Ingredients

for
1
For the dough
½ cube fresh Yeast (21 grams or approximately 1 oz)
75 grams sugar
175 milliliters lukewarm milk
500 grams Pastry flour
60 grams softened butter
2 eggs
1 pinch salt
Pastry flour (for working the dough)
For the filling
200 grams finely ground almonds
50 grams sugar
1 egg white
4 tablespoons milk
For preparation
1 egg yolk
powdered sugar (for dusting)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.

For the dough, crumble the yeast and stir with 1 tablespoon sugar and 2 tablespoons milk until smooth. Pour the flour into a bowl, make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture. Sprinkle with some flour, cover and set aside for about 15 minutes.

2.

Add the remaining milk, sugar, butter, eggs and a pinch of salt. Knead well to make a smooth dough. As needed use a little more or less milk. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes in a warm place, until the volume of the dough has doubled.

3.

For the filling, mix the almonds with sugar, egg and milk to form a spreadable paste.

4.

Knead the dough again. Divide into 3 equal pieces and roll each piece into a rectangle about 30 x 40 cm (approximately 12 x 16) on a floured surface. Spread 1/3 of the filling on top of each, leaving a 1.5 cm (approximately 1/2 inch) wide edge free. Roll from the long side, brush the seams with water and press well to seal. Braid the dough rolls together. Place the braid on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let rise for another 15 minutes.

5.

Preheat the convection oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F).

6.

Mix the egg yolks with 2 tablespoons of water and brush the braid with the mixture. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 50 minutes. Place the braid on a wire rack and leave to cool. Cut into slices and serve dusted with powdered sugar.