Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles

  (Utica, New York)
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Honey Cranberry Cinnamon Braid


1/2 cup half and half
1/4 cup raw honey; plus additional to glaze loaf
1/4 cup water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 package fast-rising yeast
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup finely chopped dried Cranberry


  1. In a sauce pan heat milk, honey, water and butter until warm (120° to 130°F) do not boil.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Add liquids to dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in egg and enough remaining flour to form soft dough.
  5. Knead on lightly floured surface, about 6 to 8 minutes until smooth. Cover; let set about 10 minutes.
  6. Knead in cranberries.
  7. Pat dough into a flattened loaf shape; cut long way into thirds; roll each piece to 12-inch ropes. Braid ropes; pinch ends to seal. Place on buttered baking sheet.
  8. Cover; let proof in a draft-free place until doubled in size, around 40 minutes.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until done.
  10. Remove from oven; brush top of loaf with additional honey. Allow to cool.

Makes 1 loaf

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