Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cinammon Almond Braid

1 tube (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent rolls
2 Tbsp. plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. finely chopped slivered almonds
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 tsp. almond extract

1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 to 2 tsp. milk
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1. Line a 15 x 10 X 1 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
2. Unroll crescent dough into prepared pan; seal seams and perforations.
3. Combine 2 Tbsp. sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough.
4. Combine the almonds, butter, extract, and remaining sugar; spread lengthwise down the center of dough.
5. On each long side, cut 1-inch-wide strips about 2 1/2 inches into center. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling. Pinch ends to seal.
6. Bake at 375* for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to a wire rack.
7. For icing, in a bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, extract, and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over braid, sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve warm.

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling

*I thought this tasted even better the next day, not warm--so be sure to have leftovers!

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