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Recipe: Tasty Braided Lemon bread:

Braided Lemon bread:.

Braided Lemon bread: You can have Braided Lemon bread: using 24 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Braided Lemon bread:

  1. Prepare for of Sponge:.
  2. Prepare 6 tablespoons of Lukewarm water.
  3. Prepare 1 tsp of brown sugar.
  4. You need 1 1/2 tsp of dry yeast.
  5. You need 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour/ fine semolina.
  6. Prepare for of Dough:.
  7. You need to of Prepare Sponge.
  8. You need 6 tablespoons of hung curd.
  9. You need 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened.
  10. Prepare 1 of egg - beaten.
  11. You need 1/4 cup of sugar.
  12. Prepare 1 tsp of salt.
  13. Prepare 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  14. You need 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour /fine semolina.
  15. It's for of Lemon cream cheese filling:.
  16. Prepare 1/3 cup of cream cheese or paneer (churn paneer pieces with 1 tsp of water in the mixi jar).
  17. You need 2 tbsp of sugar.
  18. Prepare 2 tbsp of hung curd.
  19. It's 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice.
  20. You need 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour /fine semolina.
  21. You need 1/4 cup of homemade lemon curd.
  22. Prepare for of For Egg wash:.
  23. You need 1 of egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water for brushing bread.
  24. It's as needed of white sugar for sprinkling.

Braided Lemon bread: step by step

  1. Make the sponge- combine sponge ingredients in a small bowl stirring well to combine. Cover and set aside to proof for 15 -30 minutes..
  2. Make the dough - In a stand mixer or in a big bowl combine the sponge, hung curd, butter, egg, sugar, salt and vanilla. Add flour and mix clock wise with help of your palm about 5 mins, until you find long elastic kind of texture and knead on until a soft, smooth dough forms, place this dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to rise for 1 to 2 hours or more, until quite puffy and nearly doubled..
  3. Prepare the cream cheese filling: mix together the filling ingredients (except for the lemon curd) until smooth..
  4. Punch down the dough and roll out into a 10"by 15" rectangle on a well-floured surface. Transfer the rectangle to a square of butter paper (this is IMPORTANT. You need to do this so that you can easily shift the braided loaf to baking tray). Draw /Press two lines into the dough dividing it into three equal sections..
  5. Spread the cream cheese topping on the middle section and then spread the lemon curd over it leaving the top and bottom two inches free.Cut strips one inch apart on the two outside sections, leaving top and bottom wide part to fold inwards..
  6. Fold the top and bottom middle flap inwards. Then begin crossing the one-inch strips alternatively to make the mock braid. (refer the pictures for this part)..
  7. Transfer this loaf to baking tray, cover with wet kitchen towel. Let the loaf rise for 1 hour until puffy.Brush the loaf with the egg mixed with one tsp water, sprinkle with sugar and bake at 180C for 30 - 40 minutes or until golden. Let cool for around 15 minutes before cutting and serving..