Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I got this recipe from a lady I worked with over 25 years ago. It's easy to make, and is real good. I don't measure the glaze ingredients, but just throw it together.
1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
1 can Cherry pie filling
Thaw the bread dough and roll out into a rectangle on a sheet of parchment paper, making sure not to roll too thin. I have found that once the bread is thawed out, it is still difficult to roll out. To help this problem, I place it in the microwave on the parchment paper on the defrost setting, for about a minute. Place the (rolled out) bread dough on top of the parchment paper onto a rimmed cookie sheet. If desired, stir about 1-2 tbsp sugar into the pie filling and spread down the center of the bread dough. Cut strips down the sides of the rectangle at an angle and cross them over the pie filling, sort of like you would a braid. Butter the top of the dough and sprinkle with a little sugar. Set cookie sheet in a warm place and allow dough to rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 350° for about 30 - 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Make a thick glaze, and drizzle over warm cherry bread. Cut into strips or squares once cooled, and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.