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Sweet Nut Braid Bread
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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.  
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword nut bread, yeast bread
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
rise time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 255kcal
Author Jere @One Hot Oven

Ingredients

Bread ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Butter Nutmeg Filling

  • In a small bowl add the softened butter, powdered sugar, nutmeg and vanilla and mix until smooth and creamy.

Putting it all together

  • Divide the dough in two.  Roll one dough ball into a 15" x 12" rectangle and spread with half of the filling. Cut the rectangle into three strips 5" x 12" and then sprinkle pecans over each strip.
  • Gently roll each dough strip lengthwise and then twist each strip. Place the three twisted dough strips side-by-side and braid.  Place in a greased bread pan or on a cookie sheet.
    Repeat with the other piece of dough.
  • Let the braided dough rise for 1 hour. When ready to bake preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 40 - 50 minutes.  The internal temperature should be 200 degrees.
    When done, let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then remove and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.7g | Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 295mg