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Braids: apricot (3-strand false braid) Banana Cinnamon (Russian braid) . challah (5-strand braid) . challah (6-strand braid) . festive braid (6-strand braid) . 6 strand braiding . Russian Roses (BBB - Russian braid) .

Apricot: apricot roll . braided apricot buns . apricot linzertorte . apricot preserves

Apricot Roll and 5-Strand Braid

March 2008

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I was absolutely thrilled with the look of this bread made for "Bread Baking Day #08: celebrate!"

apricot roll and a braid (March 2008)

The shiny surface was created by brushing the tops of the shaped loaves with cream just before putting them in the oven. Many people use an egg wash to create the same effect but I'm always afraid of getting an eggy taste.

apricot roll and a braid (March 2008)

Spread the filling evenly over the dough, leaving a clear section at one of the narrow ends of the rectangle.

apricot roll (March 2008)

Closer view of edge of dough left clear of filling.

apricot roll (March 2008)

Roll up the rectangle and seal the seam with the clear section of the dough. Place the roll seam side down on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Cover and allow to rise to just double.

apricot roll and a braid (March 2008)

This loaf has no apricot in it. After rolling the dough out into a rectangle, it was divided into five strands and braided together.

braid (March 2008)

Here is the apricot roll sliced:

apricot roll (March 2008)

apricot roll (March 2008)

The inside swirl is beautiful.

apricot roll (March 2008)

Here is the apricot roll sliced and toasted, served with three kinds of cheese: Ilha branca, roccolo and chevre.

apricot roll (March 2008)

Apricot Roll and 5-Strand Braid

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