Monday, April 19, 2010

Orange Glazed Breakfast Braid - rise and shine with a fresh taste of Florida...

You’ll never guess this cheery breakfast bread is practically fat free...  Ricotta cheese adds a moist texture, and the fresh orange juice and zest brightens the flavor.  You can make this the night before, refrigerate, and set it out to finish rising in a warm place while you get ready for the day.  

Perhaps you have what’s left of your winter case of oranges, or you need to use a few that have been hiding out in your refrigerator.  The bright orange color is a nice change from lemon this time of year.  

I made this for my daughter & her family who have been staying for the weekend.  They brought a case of oranges that a relative wanted them to use, and the rest is history.

I enjoyed how this was made in a springform pan - similar to the Buttermilk Cluster Rolls posted in February (recipe is HERE).  The rolls baked up tall and soft-sided with the close placement in this type of pan.

The remainder we’ve enjoyed with the leftover orange glaze heated in the microwave.  They are now 3-4 days old - and the microwave still revives the fresh orange flavor and the soft texture.  Too bad they’re almost gone...

For this fresh-as-spring recipe, photos, and how-to's - go to:

1 comment:

  1. I make something similar but not with ricotta. This sounds scrumptious!