Cheesy Broccoli Braid

Cheesy Broccoli Braid Recipe
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Cheesy Broccoli Braid

 

Try this delicious bread braid, featuring butter, broccoli, bacon, and cheddar cheesy goodness!

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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together 1 1/4 cup flour and salt. With a pastry cutter, cut in the chilled butter until all flour is incorporated, with lumps the size of small peas.
  2. Make a well in the center and stir in ice water. A shaggy dough will form. Turn out dough onto a well floured surface. 
  3. Pat into a rough square. With a floured rolling pin, roll into an approximate 12-inch rectangle. With a bench scraper, fold up the bottom third of dough toward the center, then fold the top third down toward the bottom (like folding a letter to fit in an envelope). Give the dough a quarter turn clockwise and repeat 7 or 8 times, adding a little flour if it is too sticky to start with. The dough will become easier to work as you go. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Fry bacon until crisp over medium heat. Remove from the skillet and drain all but 1 Tbsp of fat. Add onion and a pinch of salt to the skillet. Fry until golden and softened, about 10 minutes. Add broccoli and cook for about 3 minutes. Set aside.
  5. In a small saucepan, melt 1 Tbsp of butter over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp flour, and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Whisk in broth. Continue cooking and stirring until thickened and bubbly, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese a little at a time, whisking constantly until smooth. Whisk in garlic, onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Add in broccoli mixture and bacon. Toss to coat.
  6. Roll out pastry to a 9×12-inch rectangle. Imagine that the pastry has 3 sections, each about 3 inches wide. Spoon broccoli mixture down the center section. Slice each side section into 8 strips. Fold the strips over the filling, working from top to bottom. Brush with egg wash. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes. 
  7. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake the broccoli braid for 30-40 minutes, or until pastry is cooked through and golden. Serve hot.
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