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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Black Berry Bread Roll

Some of you may remember going to your Grandma's house (if you do not know what it is, don't tell me! I'm old enough as it is) around the holidays and having her "famous" Prune Roll... a taste you never grew to like. I am one who never grew accustomed to prunes... but I did like the concept of fruit being rolled in a sweet bread and baked to a golden brown and drizzled in a sugar glaze... I'm already drooling.

Below is something I came up with to settle that particular craving. I'm somewhat surprised I was able to get it to rise since I live so high up and have been fighting the humidity this past week. But it popped out of the oven just right... and in time for an impromptu visit from my mom and step dad. I swear they have a sixth sense about things baking.

This recipe makes 2 loaves so you can either make two different kinds or for those of us looking to save our waist line, give one to a friend.

So good we couldn't wait for it to get onto a serving platter!

1 pk Instant Active Yeast
1 cup Milk, warm
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Shortning
3 Eggs, seperated from the whites
3 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
3-4 cups Flour
24oz Black Berry Preserves (any preserve will due)
1/4 cup butter
1 cup Powder Sugar
1/4 ts Vanilla
2-3 tbsp Water

1) In large bowl mix together yeast and milk until yeast dissolves. Add butter, shortning, 3 egg yolks (save the whites), sugar, salt and 3 cups flour. You want to add the flour slowly so you do not have a kitchen white out (trust me on this). Add enough of the flour to form a soft dough. Cover the dough (in the bowl) with plastic wrap and let sit about 12 hours in the refrigerator.

The Next Day

2) While in the bowl, divide the dough in half and recover reaminder in bowl. Take the other half and place on a lightly floured surface. Roll out until its about 12x5". Sprinkle with cinnamon and then dot with half the butter.

Using large spoon, drop spoonfulls of the preserves onto the dough and smear it in to make an even layer.

3) GENTLY take the bottom length of dough and pull it up and over to half way.

Take the top and pull it down to make the trifold roll and tuck in the ends. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, seam side down, cover and let rise 2 hours in a warm, dry place. Now repeat this with second half of dough.

4) Preheat oven to 350. Using leftover egg whites, make an egg wash using 2 tsp of water and beat well. Uncover dough and brush egg wash over breadand place in oven. Bake for about 25 minutes. Let rest about 10 minutes on wire rack before glazing.

5) Mix the glaze ingredients together using a fork. You might need to use more powdered sugar to get the proper consistancy for the glaze. Fill the fork with the glaze and drizzle it over the top of the bread.

1 comment:

  1. We could smell it cooking from the road, so we knew it was time for a visit. ;-))