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Cheese Braid

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Makes 1 loaf

1 / 4 cup warm water (105o to 110oF)

1 envelope FLEISCHMANN’S Active Dry Yeast

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (4-ounces) grated sharp Cheddar cheese

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

3 / 4 cup very cold water

1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Directions
Place 1 / 4 cup water in small bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Insert metal blade in food processor bowl. Add flour, sugar, and salt; process 5 to 10 seconds to combine. Add yeast mixture through feed tube. Process 5 to 10 seconds to combine. Add cheese and butter. Begin processing, then slowly pour cold water through feed tube until dough forms a ball, about 10 to 15 seconds (all water may not be needed). Continue processing for 60 seconds to knead dough.

Carefully remove dough and blade from processor bowl. Shape dough into ball and form hole in center. Stretch dough and fit back into processor bowl; grease top. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Remove dough to lightly floured surface; divide into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece to 12-inch long rope. Braid ropes together, pinch ends to seal. Place braid on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Brush egg white mixture on braid. Bake at 375oF for 25 to 30 minutes, or until done. Remove from sheet; cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving:
Serving size: 1 slice; 1 / 12 of recipe
Serving weight: 2.3 ounces
Calories 180; Total fat 6 g; Saturated fat 3.5 g;
Cholesterol 20 mg; Sodium 280 mg; Carbohydrates 25 g; Dietary fiber less than 1 g; Sugars 2 g; Protein 6 g

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