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Good morning! How was your weekend? Mine was fabulous, the weather was perfect, slight breeze, sunny, 78 degrees and 0 humidity. I wish it could be like that all summer. I took walks on the beach, took my dogs for long walks, had a picnic in the park and planted my containers for the season. I felt like a new person, perhaps the long winter was getting to me.
Whatever the case, I am looking forward to more beautiful days to get outside. In the meantime I am still trying to satiate my cravings for almond sweets; I have been making pastries, breads, cakes and more. This week I tried this recipe from Willow Bird Bakery for Buttery Braided Almond Bread and while my finished product did not come out as beautifully braided as Julies’ it was melt in your mouth delicious!
Recipe From Willow Bird Bakery
NOTES: My dough was very sticky but I was afraid to keep adding flour for fear it would get tough. Because it was my first time making it I had a hard time with the braiding, so mine did not look as beautiful as Julies.’ Lastly, I made lots and lots of glaze/frosting to cover up my wonky braid. I think it look and tastes excellent.
This Buttery Almond Braid is just like the pastry that you get at the bakery. The pastry is light and flaky and the inside is buttery, sweet, creamy and has a delicious almond flavor. Add the glaze and the slivered almonds and I think this is a breakfast treat that you will want to have in your recipe file to make every weekend.
What about you, did you bake anything or make anything that you thought was out of this world fabulous? If so, please share because it is always nice to have recommendations from friends.
Have a great week!