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Cheddar Chili Braid

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.

Makes

1 loaf (12 slices)

Hot roll mix gives me a head start when making this savory bread. I usually make it with a big pot of chili and serve thick warm slices for "dunking".
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) hot roll mix
  • 1 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the contents of the roll mix and yeast packets; stir in the water, one egg, cheddar cheese and chilies. Turn onto a floured surface; knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Divide into thirds. Shape each into a 14-in. rope. Place ropes on a greased baking sheet and braid; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Beat remaining egg; brush over dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 222 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 397mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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