I’d made the cranberry sauce to go in a cream cheese schmear for Thanksgiving, so it was just sitting in the frig waiting for baking day.
Because I was multi-tasking, I tossed the dough ingredients into the bread machine:
- 1/2 c. warm water
- 1 T. yeast
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1 t. Kosher salt
- 1/2 c. yogurt
- 1/2 c. softened butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 T. fresh orange zest
- 4 c. Pamela’s® Bread Mix
- 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 c. honey
- 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1/4 c. Pamela’s® Bread Mix
On top of the cheese I spooned 1/2 - 2/3 cup of the cranberry sauce. Then the strips of dough were crossed to form the braid.
(Of course, all this is repeated with the other half of the dough…)
The braids were covered with plastic wrap & let raise for an hour. They were baked in a pre-heated 350° oven for about an hour until they were nice & browned.
As they cooled, I prepared the vanilla cream glaze:
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 1 t. vanilla
- 6 T. heavy cream (or as needed for desired consistency)
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