A great Sweet and Smoked recipe for those cold winter months!

Ingredients

2 cups flour, sifted
¼ tsp salt
1 cup butter
1 cup sour cream

2 apples
3 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp maple syrup
Cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and/or ground clove

Egg wash: 1 egg and ¼ cup milk whisked together

Directions

1. Mix together flour and salt
2. Cut butter into flour mixture
3. Stir in sour cream
4. Cover dough and refrigerate overnight

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5. Smoke apples for 1 hour at 200°F with maple bisquettes, when finished slice cooled smoked apples and toss in brown sugar and desired spices

6. Meanwhile, divide dough into four

7. Roll each quarter into a rectangle about 1/4” thick on a floured surface (one at a time, keeping the unrolled quarters in the fridge)

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8. Cut a series of strips ½” thick through the dough on either side, leaving 2-3 inches of the centre uncut

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9. Place sliced smoked apples in the uncut center portion of the dough and sprinkle the brown sugar, cin

 

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10. Alternate from one side of the dough to the other, folding in the strips to form a braid, pressing the ends together to seal

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11. Repeat with remaining quarters of dough

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12. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment and brush with egg wash
13. Drizzle maple syrup over braids

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14. Bake for 30 minutes at 375°F

Recipe by: Lena Clayton