Danish Braid

BARBARA BAKES
21Ingredients
60Minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 ounce fresh yeast (or 1 tablespoon active dry yeast)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 orange (finely grated)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 vanilla bean (split and scraped)
  • 2 large eggs (chilled)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 1/4 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter (cold)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 fuji (or other apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ¼-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 vanilla bean (split and scraped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 dough (recipe Danish, see below)
  • 2 cups apple (filling, jam, or preserves, see below)
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