Saturday, August 10, 2013

Braided Lime Bread : ABC August 2013

This month's baking challenge at Avid Baker's Challenge (ABC) is Braided Lemon Bread, recipe is from King Arthur Flour, where we are currently baking from until end of the year. I have printed out this recipe back in Nov 2011 and have never got round to bake this, that is, until now. This recipe uses lemon curd, and I have replaced with lime curd instead, from my previous post. To make your own lime curd, refer here.

This loaf uses the mock braid method, a simple technique that gives a very lovely braided look.



The dough is very easy to work with, it is soft, similar to the texture of making brioche. There's an option to either use your hands, stand mixer or the bread machine, to do the kneading, and I have chosen the bread machine. The dough is taken out after the first rising, it is then shaped, filled and leave to rise another time before baking. To view the tutorial and explanation of the shaping of the mock braid, please refer to KAF's blog for this recipe, here.

There's a two layer filling, one is a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and some lemon juice (I use lime juice), and the second layer is  lemon curd (I used lime curd), which is spread over the cream cheese filling. 

As you can see from the third photo above, the end on the right has opened a little. Luckily the filling did not leak out during baking.

The risen dough are brushed with egg wash, then bake at 375F for about 35 minutes until golden brown. I made half a recipe and it is a huge loaf.


An interesting mock braid, that makes a very nice looking pattern.


I just could not wait to slice and try the bread! This is one DELICIOUS bread! As I hold the bread in place and slice into it, I can just feel the softness of the bread, and I knew this is a winner, just as the many reviews about this bread over at KAF.

The texture of the bread is unbelievably soft and fluffy! And the cream cheese and lime curd filling is just so delicious! You can also use strawberries preserves, raspberry jam or any of your favourite jam.


I love the golden brown colour of this bread, it looks so good!


If you are a great fan of gloriously soft and fluffy bread, give this a try, you would love it! And the next best thing is, it stays soft on the very next day. No re-heating required! This is definitely one of the best soft bread I've made. 

Thanks to Hanaa for a wonderful recipe selection, otherwise this recipe will still be in my folder!

For the full recipe, you may get it from KAF's website, here, and for the step-by-step mock braiding tutorial, refer to KAF's blog here.




ABC source in 2013     Avid Baker's Challenge


To view the other members bake, please stop by Avid Baker's Challenge (ABC). We are currently baking from King Arthur Flour website, if you are interested to join in, please contact Hanaa.

I'm sharing this too with
Bake Your Own Bread hosted by Sweet and That's It


28 comments:

  1. Joyce, your braided bread is so pretty!! What a great way to use your lime curd. I'm sure it tastes absolutely awesome.

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  2. This definitely looks tempting, I love the look of the lime curd filling, yummy!

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  3. The lime filling sounds delicious in this bread!

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  4. Simply drooling over here by looking at the lime bread. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  5. Your bread looks tasty! Like the way you "tie up" the bread!

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  6. Hi Joyce
    Wow.......gorgeous....absolutely gorgeous bread! It must taste really delicious too with your homemade lime curd!

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  7. I would love to have this refreshing filling inside the bread!

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  8. Hi Joyce! This is such a huge loaf of bread! I love the combination of fillings inside, looks damn awesome!

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  9. Joyce, your bread is really beautiful....the colour, the texture. And the lime curd filling? That must have been delicious!

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  10. Hi Joyce,

    Your bread looks heavenly. And such a beautiful color too. I had a feeling you were going to put the rest of those free limes to good use and you did!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  11. Wah.. Bukan main lagi eh. Si WY and K so untong sekali.

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  12. This bread is beautiful! The lime curd sounds like a perfect filling for it. :)

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  13. What a pretty loaf, Joyce! You got a nice rise on the bread. You can see it's light and fluffy. I too used lime juice in the cream cheese filling :-)

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  14. What a gorgeous bread, Joyce!!! And the filling looks amazing as well!

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  15. stunningly adorable bread...can finish off the whole loaf in one go...will taste divine with some lavender honey,yummmm :-)

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  16. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSunday, August 11, 2013

    Joyce, your bread is beautiful and yummy. How I love it :)

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  17. The way you have braided the bread is really good. Lime curd, will definitely make it sometime in the near future.

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  18. hi Joyce, i'm going to bake this too but not with lemon curd, perhaps strawberry jam or mango curd, we'll see
    so many great reviews about this bread!
    your braid is so pretty :)

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  19. Your bread looks perfect....beautiful braid!

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  20. Your braided bread so pretty and soft.

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  21. Joyce, I am so worked up over your bread hah! hah! And very impressed by your braiding. Must give myself a kick to start baking bread :)

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  22. Fantastic bread , Joyce ! Your homemade lime curd and cream cheese filling in this bread sounds just delicious :D

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  23. Joyce, thanks for sharing the step-by-step photos as to how to make the braided bread! I haven't got time to bake bread recently, so may be you can kindly share some with me.

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  24. Lime curd sounds nice, and your braiding is very pretty.

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  25. Braided Lime Bread very nice and fluffy too all so you can see the air bubblies in said and the color is golden.

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  26. oh, my guess was wrong and you made a bread! nice braided bread, i hvnt tried this braid pattern yet :) the filling sounds good leh, with layers of cream cheese and your beloved lime curd!

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with "Bake Your Own Bread - Il Cestino Del Pane".
    You made a great step-by-step tutorial: it looks so yummy!

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  28. Looks gorgeous and the lime idea sounds wonderful. Great braiding!

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