I've used Strawberry Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting batter for this recipe.
Strawberry Filling Ingredients:
2tbsp.– granulated sugar
Farmers Cheese Ingredients:
12oz.– homemade Farmers Cheese
8oz.– cream cheese
¼cup– granulated sugar
1tsp.– pure vanilla extract
Egg wash Ingredients:
1large – egg
1tbsp.– 1 % milk
4tbsp.- Organic Cane Sugar
I like to use Strawberry Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting batter for this recipe. Follow step –by-step instruction for the batter. It’s super soft, not sticky and very easy to work with. While the batter is rising, prepare strawberry and farmers cheese fillings.
Strawberry Filling Instructions:
Wash and remove the stem from strawberries. Slice strawberries and place them into the small pot. Add 2 tbsp. sugar. Bring it to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low and let it boil for 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from the stove and let it cool.
Farmers Cheese Instructions:
Mix together farmers cheese and cream cheese. Add sugar and vanilla; mix for 2 minutes or until combined. Set aside until ready for it (don’t refrigerate or else it will be difficult to spread onto a batter).
Drain cooled cooked strawberries through the strainer (you can enjoy the syrup as topping for waffles or pancakes).
Assembling the Braid:
Remove the dough onto a flowered surface. Split the dough in half. Place the second half back into a rising bowl and cover the bowl so the dough doesn’t dry out.
Roll out the first half into an equal rectangular. Slip the rectangular dough onto parchment paper. Roll it out again to make perfect dough thickness and size.
Cut 13 strips on each side of the dough. The length of the strips on each side should be the same size as the middle of the braid. Spread half of the farmer’s cheese mixture, and then half of the strawberries in the middle of the braid.
Fold first strip, pinch the ends, and then fold the second strip and pinch the ends again. Braid the rest of the braid and repeat the folding steps at the end of the braid again. Repeat the same steps with the second half of the dough. Wash with egg wash. Place braids into a warm place to rice for 30 min.
How to make egg wash:
Combine milk and egg. Beat it with whisker for 30 seconds or until all combined.
Preheat the oven to 350F. Wash the braids with egg wash again and sprinkle with organic cane sugar.
Let it rise for 10 minutes or until oven heats. Bake one braid at a time for 35-40 minutes (if you have double oven, place one braid into each oven). Remove from the oven and let them cool.
Slice and serve. I prefer eating them warm with coffee or tea. Enjoy!
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