Saturday, August 17, 2013

ABC August 2013 - Braided Strawberry Cheese Bread

Finally I baked for Avid Baker's Challenge (ABC), my third one this year
I must apologize to Hanaa for not participating for quite awhile
Hanaa, I promise I'll make it up slowly by baking those listed in ABC this year that I haven't done :)

Bake for this month is braided lemon bread, recipe is from King Arthur Flour
I replaced lemon curd with homemade strawberry jam

Okay, this bread has so many great reviews and oh yes, I can't agree more
This bread is so good! But, I wasn't proud with my braid hehehe...
It's not neat at all and jam leaked out in some corners...
it's actually a mock braid, pretty simple way to do achieve similar look to braid but still I couldn't manage to do a nice one LOL

Love the color though :)

Soft, fluffy, delicious bread - and yes, it stayed that way the next day :P

Hhhmmm... nom nom nom...

Recipe can be found HERE
For the step-by-step mock braiding tutorial, please view HERE
The dough was quite wet and sticky at first but overall was pretty easy to manage
The sponge dough did do magic! Also the addition of plain yoghurt (I used low fat) played a big part in giving this bread brilliant texture
This dough recipe is indeed a keeper! I will definitely make again :)
Filling was delicious! Strawberry and cheese is a perfect match, we all know that
The cream cheese mixture was yummy! It's simply a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, sour cream (I replaced with plain low fat yoghurt), fresh lemon juice and flour
I made half recipe and baking time was 25 minutes

Please visit Avid Baker's Challenge (ABC) to view other members baking this wonderful bread. We are currently baking from King Arthur Flour website. Want to join? Please contact Hanaa

As this recipe uses egg, I'm submitting this post also to  Little Thumbs up (Egg) organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Yen from Eat your heart outat this post


  1. Your braid looks perfect to me. Great combination, cheese and strawberry jam :)

  2. Hi Alice,
    Strawberry and cheese sounds good together! Yup, this is one delicious, soft and fluffy bread! And the best thing is, it stays that way even on the next day! A keeper recipe, for sure!

  3. Love the strawberry filling! The bread looks fantastic.

  4. hi Alice , love strawberries and cream cheese, you braid looks very nic ..

  5. hello Alice,Ilove strawberries and cream cheese and your braided bread looks very nice too.

  6. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 18, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Hi Alice, the colour of the bread itself already sends me drooling.

  7. Hi Alice! I think your braid looks beautiful! And I love the fact you've used strawberry for this bake, sweet and yummy!

  8. Hi Alice, really nice job with the braid. I like it very much :)

  9. My first comment disappeared. Anyway, your braid is beautiful!! You're being too hard on yourself :) I love your creativity. Strawberry sounds wonderful. I too went with a fruity filling. This is definitely going on the "make again" (and again) list :)

    1. thks Hanaa, yes this is a keeper recipe, thks for choosing :)

  10. Hi Alice,

    I was baking for ABC last year but decided to leave because I couldn't cope with too many other baking :p

    I'm a big fan of King Arthur's flour recipes and like your braided strawberry cheese bread.


    1. thks Zoe, yeah, so little time (and tummy LOL), so many things to do :)



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