Braided Organic Raisin Bread




Introduction: Braided Organic Raisin Bread

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A very delicious all organic sweet raisin bread which is easy to make and looks fantastic!

Step 1: Ingredients

2 1/2 Cups of organic flour
Pinch of Celtic Salt
2 tbs fresh grated organic ginger (or organic lemon peel zest)
1/4 cup of organic cane sugar
1/2 cup organic raisins
1/4 cup of organic sesame seeds (or organic slivered almonds)
1/4 cup melted organic pasture raised butter
1/2 cup of organic pasture raised milk warmed with the melted butter
1 packet of dry yeast added to 1/8 cup warm water & 1 tsp organic cane sugar
2 organic eggs - 1 egg + 1/2 yolk (reserve the other half yolk & white of 1 egg for an egg wash).

Step 2: Yeast

Place dry yeast in a soup bowl with sugar and 1/8 cup of warm water and let sit in a warm place until foamy.

Step 3: Dry Ingredients to Wet & Knead

In a large mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients Beat eggs with a fork then add the milk/butter, eggs & yeast to the dry ingredients at once and knead well.

Step 4: Rise & Shape

Let rise for 1 hour, knead again and cut dough into 9 equal parts.

Roll out all 9 balls into a 18" long strands.

Gather dough in three sets of 3 strands and make 3 braids.

Place two braids together on a floured baking sheet then place the third braid in the center top of the other two braids.

Step 5: Rise & Bake

Let rise again for another hour.

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees on convection.

Beat the remainder egg white & 1/2 yolk and brush on top.

Sprinkle with organic sesame seeds.

Bake for 30 minutes and let cool before cutting.

Step 6: Amaze...

Amaze you family & friends with this beautiful organic sweet bread and a cup of tea!

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    7 Discussions


    6 years ago

    How would I separate a yolk to yield two halves? Just pop it and try to measure out two parts?


    6 years ago on Introduction

    So basically it's a double decker challah?

    The Good Old Days
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    6 years ago

    Looks good but since I don't like raisins I would skip that step. Other then that it is awesome.