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Apricot Ginger Bread
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3 1/2 to 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided

1/3 cup sugar

1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup milk

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg


1/2 cup apricot preserves

1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

Egg Wash

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 tablespoon water


Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt in bowl.

  2. STEP 2

    Place butter in another bowl; microwave until melted. Add milk; microwave until mixture is warm (120ºF-130ºF). Add milk mixture to flour mixture; mix well. Add egg; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.

  3. STEP 3

    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place into greased bowl; turn greased-side up. Cover; let rise in warm place 45-60 minutes or until double in size. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine apricot preserves and ginger in bowl. Set aside.

  6. STEP 6

    Punch down dough. Roll dough into 20x18-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface. Spread apricot mixture over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion, beginning with 20-inch side; seal seam well.

  7. STEP 7

    Transfer roll to prepared baking sheet. Cut roll in half lengthwise. Turn cut-side up; pinch one set of ends together. Alternating sides, lift one side of dough over other. Repeat four times to create twist. Cover; let rise 25 minutes or until double in size.

  8. STEP 8

    Combine egg and water in bowl; mix well. Brush twist with egg wash. Bake 40-45 minutes or until instant read thermometer inserted in center reaches 190ºF. Serve warm with Butter with Canola Oil.

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Tip #1

Use any leftover bread to make scrumptious French toast.

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