Yield: 1 Servings
|¾ cup||Warm water|
|1 pack||Active dry yeast|
|2¾ cup||All-purpose flour|
|¼ cup||Cold butter or margarine,|
|1 x||Cut into 4 pieces|
|1 each||Egg, beaten|
|1 x||Cinnamon Sugar|
|1 each||Egg white, slightly beaten|
|¼ cup||Sliced almonds|
Combine ¼ cup of the water, 1 tablespoon of the sugar and yeast.
Stir to dissolve yeast and let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
Fit processor with steel blade. Measure flour, butter, remaining sugar and salt into work bowl. Process until mixed, about 15 seconds. Turn on processor and very slowly drizzle just enough remaining water through feed tube into flour mixture so dough forms a ball that cleans the sides of the bowl. Process until ball turns around bowl about 25 times. Turn off processor and let dough stand 1 to 2 minutes. Turn on processor and gradually drizzle in enough remaining water to make dough soft, smooth and satiny, but not sticky. Process until dough turns around bowl about 15 times. Turn dough onto lightly greased surface. Cover with inverted bowl and let stand 20 minutes. Prepare Cinnamon Sugar while dough is standing.
Roll out dough into a 9 x 15-inch rectangle. Cut into three 3 x 15-inch strips. Spoon ⅓ of Cinnamon Sugar lengthwise down center of each strip. Pull one edge of each strip over Cinnamon sugar to meet other edge of same strip. Pinch seam to seal. Braid the strips together to form a loaf. Tuck ends under and pinch to seal. Place braid on greased cookie sheet. Brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with almonds. Let stand in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Heat oven to 375 F. Bake until evenly brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped, 30 - 35 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack. I use only 1 TBS of sugar for the dough and the Brown Sugar Substitute for the filling...Great for Diabetics...<Grin>...