Braided Orange Ring

Great to enjoy with a cup of coffee and pretty enough to impress your friends.


Details

Difficulty

Moderate

Yield

1 Ring

Prep Time

01 hours

Rise Time

1-1/2 hours

Bake Time

45 minutes

Ingredients


  • 5-3/4 to 6-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 (6-3/4 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • Egg Glaze
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Orange Glaze
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel

Directions


Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, undissolved yeast, salt and orange peel in a large mixer bowl.  Heat water, milk, honey and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Add to flour mixture.  Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.  Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.  Stir in raisins and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 3 equal pieces.  Roll each piece to 24-inch rope; braid ropes.  Place in heavily greased 10-inch tube pan, bringing ends together to seal.  Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1-1/2 hours.

Brush with Egg Glaze.  Bake at 350°F for 40 to 45 minutes or until done.  Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.  Drizzle with Orange Glaze.

Egg Glaze
Whisk egg and water in a small bowl.

Orange Glaze
Combine powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange peel in a medium bowl. Stir until smooth.