Someone posted about Butter Braids last week. Just the name sounded delicious. I searched around trying to find a recipe for it, and was beginning to think this bread is a secret! I found 2 recipes that were close to what I thought it should be, and mashed them together.
I had wanted to do a creamy filling, but alas I was out of heavy cream and did not want to make a trip to the store on this rainy day. So I pulled out my husband's favourite raspberry jam to use instead.
I had intended to freeze the second loaf for when he comes home on leave next month, but I think I am going to have to bake more fresh for him. My daughter (15 months) and I already ate a third of one when it came out of the oven. She kept asking me for more. lol I think when I do this again for my husband, I'll experiment with a peanut butter & jam (no glaze) version for him and myself, and bake another jam one for my daughter.
The bread is very soft. The inside of the loaf just melts in your mouth. The outside has a crust from the egg wash. It's lightly sweet on its own, and sweeter with the jam and glaze. I should have used a knife to cut it neatly, but I was impatient and just tore it apart as it was cooling. Delicious!
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