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Braided Lime Cream Cheese Breakfast Bread

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A Scent of Snow

A scent of snow is fragrant on the air.

Deep hollows will be filled with small white stars.

The very thought of that is beautiful,

A lunar landscape fit for fairy tales.

An excerpt of A Scent of Snow by Sandra Fowler

The smell of snow is distinct. Wholly in contrast with mud musk the death and decay of a year. There is an absence in it, snuffing out the remains of old earth like a lush blanket nestling in a man worn and tired from work. I don’t think I could live in a place without this resting of seasons. Where the outside world calls on the inside to follow its lead in rest and slumber. Winter is, without doubt, my favorite season to bake. Especially on a Saturday or Sunday when we are all home and have committed the day to being “slow”. My husband built us this huge table that serves as a central hub in our home. Work and school are often accomplished there and it’s almost never clear of clutter; books, game pieces, coffee mugs, and an assortment of tools, writing utensils, and cords for electronics. On our slow days, you will also likely find some bowl or another of rising dough quietly waiting for a few minutes of attention. The boys put up a fuss about these slow days a few years back but we have been doing them long and often enough that they appreciate the rest too. Although, on second thought, they may just be anticipating some amazing thing or another making a grand exit out of the oven.

Even when things go a little bit wrong this braided lime cream cheese breakfast bread is a tasty show stopper. You can see I’ve over-kneaded the dough a bit because the braid pulled apart during the bake instead of rising and stretching. The boys still ate (both loaves) rather happily and way to quickly. Sometimes perfection is satisfying and sometimes mistakes are beautiful.  

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Braided Cream Cheese Breakfast Bread

Makes 2 loaves

Author Mandy Tetrault – A Messy Bun Kitchen

Ingredients

Brioche Dough

  • 8 oz milk
  • 4 oz butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1.75 oz sugar
  • .5 oz active dry yeast
  • .05 oz salt
  • 16 oz bread flour

One full recipe Lime Cream Cheese Filling (recipe bellow)

    Powdered Sugar Drizzle

    • 6 oz powdered sugar
    • 2-3 Tbsp heavy cream
    • 1/5 tsp almond extract
    • lime zest garnish
    • decorators sugar garnish

    Instructions

    Make Brioche Dough

    1. Heat milk and butter in a small sauce pan until butter is just melted. Do not let boil. Cool to lukewarm. 

    2. Add sugar, yeast, and egg into a medium bowl. Mix well. Add the butter mixture and mix well. 

    3. Add the salt to the flour and incorporate into the butter-egg mixture. Mix until all the flour is wet. Turn out dough onto a lightly buttered surface. Knead 3-5 minutes until dough is elastic and smooth. It will be a bit sticky.  Shape dough into a ball, place into a greased bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and let rise in a warm place 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until doubled in size.

    Make filling

    1. Beat sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Beat in almond extract, lime zest, and juice. Mix in flour. 

    Assembly and Baking

    1. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut dough into halves and on lightly floured surface roll each half into a 12×9 inch rectangle and place on baking sheet. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture down the center of each piece of dough, lengthwise. Cut the 2 outer sides of dough into 1-inch strips with a sharp knife or kitchen scissors to within 1/2 inch of filling. Starting at one end, fold strips over, alternating sides from left to right so that each strip is pulled over the filling and ends one strip below on the opposite side to form a braided pattern. When you get to the last strip cross over the filling as before and tuck the end of the strip underneath the dough. cover braids with a kitchen towel and let rise for 20-30 minutes until about doubled in bulk. 

    Baking

    1. Preheat oven to 350f. Beat the egg whites and brush lightly on the braided loaves. Sprinkle the loaves generously with decorators sugar and bake on two racks, rotating halfway through, for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped. Let cool completely. Mix powdered sugar and almond extract with just enough cream to be a good drizzly consistency.  Drizzle over both loaves and garnish each with lime zest. 

    Lime Cream Cheese Filling ( for baked goods* )

    This ultra zesty cream cheese filling is perfect to add to baked goods of all kinds. Fill a braided brioche or spoon a dollop into your next batch of blueberry muffins.  

    Author Mandy Tetrault – A Messy Bun Kitchen

    Ingredients

    Lime Cream Cheese Filling Full Recipe

    • 16 oz cream cheese softend
    • 5 oz sugar
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 2 Tbsp flour
    • 1 lime juice and zest
    • 1 tsp almond extract

    Lime Cream Cheese Filling Half Recipe

    • 8 oz cream cheese softened
    • 2.5 oz sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 Tbsp flour
    • 1 lime zest of whole lime juice of 1/2
    • 1/2 tsp almond extract

    Instructions

    1. Beat sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Beat in almond extract, lime zest, and juice. Mix in flour. 

    Recipe Notes

    *this recipe is a filling for baked goods not meant to be eaten or baked on its own. 

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