This is one of my all-time favorite recipes to serve for brunch or a Sunday morning breakfast. The Jam and Cream Cheese Braid is also beautiful for Holidays! My grandma used to make this on Christmas and it quickly became a family favorite. I tend to make it quite often because it’s SO easy and looks like you spent hours in the kitchen.
The recipe involves yeast, but DON’T be afraid! I know working with yeast can be intimidating, but all you need to remember is that yeast likes the same temperature that we do. When you are dissolving it in water, you want to use water that is the temperature of bath water. If it’s too cool the yeast won’t activate and rise. If the water is too hot, it will kill the yeast. Test your water with your finger. If you wouldn’t set foot in a tub of water that temperature, adjust it until it feels just right.