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Monday, May 3, 2010

peaches'n'cream lemon braid

i spotted this little wonder on the king arthur flour site. all i did was add peaches to the mix, i found a bag in the back of my freezer while the dough was rising and i couldn't resist. these are best served the same day. if you must store them keep them on the counter, covered with a kitchen towel. do not wrap in plastic. don't refrigerate, and only sprinkle confectioner's sugar the day you serve them. oh, and i also added citrus zest to the dough. one lemon and one orange. i honestly don't think the lemon would have come through without it. and i mixed the lemon curd in the cream cheese filling, i was pressed for time and did not need two separate layers. and i used sourcream instead of yoghurt, you know how i get if i have to go to the store for a single ingredient. and i sprinkled some sliced almonds on top. other than that, i followed te recipe to the letter and it was very good, especially with fruit. went great with coffee. zhara loved this one!





15 comments:

  1. It sure is pretty! It looks like a great pastry that I'd expect to see in a high end bakery, nicely done! Great combo of flavors, too :)

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  2. elle est sublime cette tresse et savoureuse, le rajout de pêches donne un côté frais et goûteux
    j'adore
    bonne journée

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  3. andrea, thank you so much! i think any fruit would go well in here, especially raspberries or strawberries.

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  4. bonjour fimere, merci beacoup. j'aime les peches, mais je crois que la fois prochaine je vais essayer des framboises. il faut que j'essaye plusiers :)

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  5. Hahaha...oh Dana, you made me laugh! I love that you've added peaches, citrus zest, flaked almonds, combined layers and substituted sour cream but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter! ;-)

    I haven't seen the recipe, but I'm sure you've massively improved it with those changes! And it looks soooo lovely, particularly the braid, you really are the sweet bread Queen! :)

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  6. wow,such a elegant presentation!and full of gorgeous flavours!

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  7. celia, i guess it is funny, now that you mention it. i think i was trying to say that even with these modification, the heart of the recipe is unaltered. and it shows i shouldn't fight to stay awake to post stuff :)

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  8. alison, thank you so much!

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  9. Looks nice and fluffy... love the peaches in there!

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  10. deliziosissima questa ricetta!:)

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  11. karen, thanks!

    stefania & giuky, molto grazie!

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  12. This sounds lovely. Great idea!

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  13. ines, thank you.

    gemma, thanks. so great to see you here!

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