Stuffed Three-Seed Braid

Slice into warm crusty bread and savor the warm, ooey, gooey cheese.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
can Pillsbury® refrigerated crusty French loaf
4 1/2
sticks (4 1/2 oz) string cheese
1
egg
1
teaspoon water
1
teaspoon sesame seed
3/4
teaspoon fennel seed
1/2
teaspoon poppy seed
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Cut dough lengthwise into thirds, forming 3 long strips. Press out strips to flatten to 2 1/2-inch width.
  • 2 Cut cheese sticks into 18 (about 1-inch) pieces. Place 6 pieces of the cheese evenly along length of one dough strip to within 1 inch of each end. Pull up long sides of dough strip and pinch to seal seam, encasing cheese in dough. Repeat with remaining dough and cheese.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat egg and water with wire whisk. Brush egg mixture over strips. Sprinkle one strip with sesame seed, one with fennel seed and one with poppy seed. On cookie sheet, braid dough strips, seam sides up, pinching seams to seal, if necessary; tuck ends under.
  • 4 Bake 18 to 24 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into slices. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    320mg
    320%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    19g
    19%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    8g
    8%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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