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Braided Lemon Bread

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Braided Lemon Bread

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • sponge (above)
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) sour cream or yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons or 2 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, 1 beaten for dough, 1 beaten with 1 teaspoon water for brushing bread
  • 1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (10 5/8 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • pearl sugar or sparkling white sugar for sprinkling
  • 1/3 cup (2 1/2 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons (5/8 ounces) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) homemade (recipe below) or prepared lemon curd
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Published 2014-09-07 20:00:12 (2 years ago).

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