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Christmas Morning Braid

Christmas Morning Braid
Christmas Morning Braid
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Easy and impressive, this braided bread will look very festive on your Christmas breakfast table and be nutritious too.

Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 30-35 min
Servings: 8
Skills: Intermediate


  1. 12 Rhodes Dinner Rolls or 8 Rhodes Texas Rolls or 1 Loaf Rhodes Bread Dough, thawed and risen
    2 tablespoons butter
    1/2 cup chopped green onions
    1/2 cup chopped red or green bell pepper
    6 eggs
    1/4 cup milk
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    1 cup cubed ham
    10 ounce package frozen broccoli, thawed, drained and chopped
    1 cup grated Swiss cheese
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 egg, beaten
    sesame seeds


In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and pepper. Stir and cook until vegetables are tender. Beat together eggs with milk, salt and basil. Stir in ham. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and scramble until eggs are thickened, but still moist. Remove from heat and set aside. In medium bowl, toss together broccoli, cheese and lemon juice. Set aside.
Spray board or counter. Roll dough into a 12x18-inch rectangle. Using a clean ruler, mark dough into 2-inch strips horizontally. Spoon egg mixture down center of braid and top with broccoli mixture. Make cuts on sides from filling to dough edges. Braid dough over filling. Support braid with both hands and place on large sprayed baking sheet. Brush with egg and sprinkle with seeds. Bake at 350°F 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and slice to serve.

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