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Wow them with Daisy Bread for Brunch

Wow them with Daisy Bread for Brunch

April 02, 2015
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If you’re looking for a recipe to make for a springtime brunch, look no further. I’ve recently taken to making yeast breads because(in my humble opinion) not much beats homemade bread. It smells absolutely amazing while baking, tastes like I spent hours making it (which isn’t true), and I know every single ingredient that went into it. Plus, this recipe for Glazed Lemon Daisy Bread is as visually stunning as it is delicious!

Begin by making the bread dough and letting it rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or until it doubles in size.

Bread Dough Rising in Bowl

You’ll know it’s ready to go when you stick your finger into the dough and the indentation remains.

Indenting Dough with Finger

Punch the dough down to get rid of the extra air…

Punch Down Dough with Fist

…and then roll out the dough into an 18-inch circle.

Roll Out Dough

Spread with 1/4 cup of softened butter and sprinkle with ground cloves. This combination is a little unexpected, but lemon and cloves are a great flavor combo, especially in bread.

Spread with Butter and Cloves

Now comes the fun part – making the “daisy” out of the bread. It sounds much more complicated than it actually is. Begin by placing a glass in the middle of the bread – this will be your “center point.”

Place Glass in Middle of Bread

Make 4 cuts from the outside of the circle to the glass.

Cut Dough in Quarters

Cut each quarter of dough into 5 equal wedges.

Cut Dough into Wedges

Twist every two wedges together, and pinch the edges tightly.

Twist Dough Pieces Together

Now coil the twists toward the center.

Coil Dough Twists

Remove the glass, and twist the last two pieces of dough in toward the middle, making the center of the “daisy”.

Final Daisy Dough Bread

The tricky part is moving the daisy bread to a greased baking sheet – I used a large spatula to move it, or you could always place it on parchment first (will try this next time!).

Daisy Bread on Sheet

Let the bread rise for about another 45 minutes.

Bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Baked Daisy Bread

Combine all the glaze ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a full boil. Boil for about three minutes, and then pour the warm glaze over the bread. The lemon juice gives just the right amount of tartness to the glaze that complements the lemon in the bread dough.

Glazed Bread

Nothing says spring quite like lemon and freshly baked bread. Give Glazed Lemon Daisy Bread a try!

 

 

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