• prep: 25 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 55 min
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  • Summary

    There's just something about lemon that brings a smile and cheerful laugh in the middle of even the dullest of days. The bright yellow color and zippy taste can't be beat. This bread combines a soft and tender sweet dough with the tangy flavor of lemon, and wraps it all up in a beautiful yet easy-to-shape mock braid.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup warm water
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
    • 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • all of the sponge
    • 3/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
    • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 large eggs, beaten
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons Buttery Sweet Dough Flavor OR vanilla
    • 5 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • egg wash for brushing braid
    • pearl sugar or sparkling white sugar for sprinkling on braid
    • 2/3 cup cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • 1/2 cup prepared lemon curd
    • 6 ounces warm water
    • 2 ounces King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • 6 ounces plain or vanilla yogurt
    • 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
    • 3 1/2 ounces sugar
    • 21 1/4 ounces King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 1 3/4 ounces sugar
    • 2 ounces sour cream
    • 1 ounce King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • 4 ounces prepared lemon curd
    • 170g warm water
    • 57g King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • 170g plain or vanilla yogurt
    • 113g unsalted butter, softened
    • 99g sugar
    • 602g King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • 142g cream cheese, softened
    • 50g sugar
    • 57g sour cream
    • 28g King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • 113g prepared lemon curd

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 15269 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 500 g 769.98%
    • Saturated Fat: 293 g 1463.95%
    • Trans Fat: 15 g %
    • Cholesterol: 1884 mg 627.96%
    • Sodium: 8203 mg 341.79%
    • Calcium: 2405 mg 240.53%
    • Potassium: 3753 mg 107.24%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 99 mg 547.28%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 2424 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 59 g 237.72%
    • Sugar: 790 g
    • Protein: 311 g
    • Alcohol: 3 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 20 g
    • Vitamin A 305.67%
    • Vitamin C 7.6%
    • Vitamin D 68.47%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat94
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs53
    • Exchange - Starch107
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total131 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy6 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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