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
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 out, at this post