Saskatoon Braid

I rarely make a dough that isn’t done by my bread machine. The basic recipe for a sweetbread dough can be used as a base for many creations in the kitchen. Today I wanted to try a braid, because they look so gosh darn fancy, and I felt like making something so gosh darn fancy.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 egg, beaten

1 tbs butter or margarine

3 tbs sugar

3 1/3 cups flour

3/4 tsp yeast

First you add the milk. Check your instructions for your own bread machine, but mine is wet ingredients first.Beat that egg and throw it into the milk.Add the butter.Then the flour…..and then the yeast. Make sure that the yeast doesn’t get wet, see how its in the middle all safe and snug?

Put it on my personal favorite setting: dough/pasta. Love it. Do you know how much I accomplish while this machine warms and then punches the dough for me? I have drilled wells for third world countries,  made peace between nations and done a load of laundry or two.

Time for some homemade saskatoon filling from my large original recipe.

Homemade Saskatoon Pie Filling Scaled Down!

Ingredients:

1/3 cup water
1 tbs lemon juice
1 cup fresh saskatoon berries
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbs cornstarch

Bring the water and lemon juice to a boil in the pot.Once its boiling, add your saskatoons or blueberries, and bring to a boil again. Turn down the heat on the burner at this point.

Whisk together your sugar and cornstarch, then add to the pot.

Stir constantly until the mixture is clear, and it does clear up, even though at first it looks like it will stay a cornstarch cloud forever. Put your masterpiece in the fridge to cool.

Get one of these and go put your feet up.  Or if you are like me, get one, slug it back, then try to scrub floors while waiting for the bread machine to beep. What was that? Ok fine. I go and watch  Days of Our Lives while I wait for the bread machine to beep. Grumble grumble mutter.

Beep! Days is over. I mean, the dough is ready! Put it on a lightly floured surface.

Separate into two pieces, roll them into two rectangles that are about 14 inches by 9 inches.

Cut them to somewhat resemble this.

Spread your pie filling in the middle.

This is the point where I screamed  “OMG it looks like I know what I am doing!” Criss-cross the pieces of dough to create what you see below. Where it looks like I know what I am doing!

Placed on a greased sheet.

Brushed with melted butter. Can’t you feel your butt getting wider by the second? Butter here…butter there…butter straight to my…

Cover, and let them rise until they look like below. Puffy. Like your eyes after a bad nights sleep.

Preheat your oven to 350 and bake until they are golden brown. My oven took only 17 minutes.

Slice and be amazed at what you created. It looks like I knew what I was doing!

Saskatoon Braid
Delicious homemade braided bread with Saskatoon filling.
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Recipe type: dessert, breakfast
Serves: 6
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbs butter or margarine
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 3⅓ cups flour
  • Saskatoon Filling
  • ¾ tsp yeast
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh saskatoon berries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
Instructions
  1. First you add the milk. Check your instructions for your own bread machine, but mine is wet ingredients first.Beat that egg and throw it into the milk.Add the butter.Then the flour…..and then the yeast. Use your pasta/dough setting.
  2. Time for the sauce.
  3. Bring the water and lemon juice to a boil in the pot.Once its boiling, add your saskatoons or blueberries, and bring to a boil again. Turn down the heat on the burner at this point.
  4. Whisk together your sugar and cornstarch, then add to the pot.
  5. Stir constantly until the mixture is clear, and it does clear up, even though at first it looks like it will stay a cornstarch cloud forever. Put your masterpiece in the fridge to cool.
  6. When the dough is ready, Put it on a lightly floured surface.
  7. Separate into two pieces, roll them into two rectangles that are about 14 inches by 9 inches. Cut the dough like the picture above.
  8. Spread your pie filling in the middle.
  9. Criss cross the dough until the filling is covered and place on a greased sheet.
  10. Brushed with melted butter.
  11. Cover, and let them rise until they look like puffy.
  12. Preheat your oven to 350 and bake until they are golden brown.

 

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