How to make it

  • In large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, salt and undissolved yeast. Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Add to dry ingredients and beat for 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer. Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
  • Punch dough down. Remove dough to lightly floured surface. Divide into 3 equal pieces. Roll each to 28×4-inch rectangle. Brush melted butter over each rectangle; sprinkle evenly with remaining 3/4 cup sugar and ground cinnamon. Beginning at long end, roll each up tightly as for jellyroll, pinch seams to seal to form ropes. Braid ropes; form braid into oval. Pinch ends together to seal. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 375°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from baking sheet; let cool on wire rack. Brush with Powdered Sugar Glaze; sprinkle with Colored Sugars.
  • Powdered Sugar Glaze
  • In medium bowl, combine 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted; and 2 to 3 tablespoons milk. Stir until smooth.
  • Colored Sugars
  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 8 drops of green food coloring in a covered jar or resealable plastic bag. Shake vigorously to evenly mix color with sugar. Repeat procedure with 1/2 cup sugar and yellow food coloring. For purple, combine 8 drops blue and 16 drops red food coloring before adding to 1/2 cup sugar.

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  • 29_ 9 years ago
    Making this for Fat Tuesday tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    southernmomma4 ate it and said...
    I making this today and it's so beautiful
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  • cubralinda 12 years ago
    This looks great! Thanks for sharing!!
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  • pat2me 12 years ago
    I have to try this......maybe with the Christmas colors so I don't have to wait!
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  • iffyo 12 years ago
    Very colorful..innovative n delicious..
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  • dragonflylady13 12 years ago
    I never thought of that. Perhaps I should make one for Christmas this year.
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  • organicmama 12 years ago
    This would be neat decorated with Christmas colors or any holiday!
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  • organicmama 12 years ago
    How neat is this, I have seen them, but never had one. Thank you!
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