Sweet Nut Braid Bread
This golden loaf of bread hides a sweet and buttery rich nutmeg filling with plenty of pecans for even more flavor.
Servings 2 loaves
- 2 packages active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/3 cups butter
- 1/3 cups sugar
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup scalded milk
- 2 each eggs
- 5 cups flour may need extra
Cream Filling Ingredients
Place the yeast in a small bowl and add the hot water, stir to dissolve and let set.
Scald the milk then pour into a large mixing bowl, then add the butter, sugar, and salt and stir to combine. Let cool
Beat the eggs, then add to the milk mixture along with the yeast. Stir to combine.
Using a dough hook, gradually start adding in the flour one cup at a time, until you have a stiff dough. You may need to add more flour to get the right consistency of dough.
On a floured board knead the dough for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
Place dough in an oiled bowl and let rise for 1 1/2 hours. You can also let this dough rise overnight in the refrigerator.