Braided French Loaf

Voilà! A shapely baking pan turns refrigerated bread dough into a made-in-minutes braided loaf.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 15

2
cans (11 oz each) refrigerated crusty French loaf
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz), if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray braided loaf pan with cooking spray. Remove dough from cans. Completely unroll 1 can of dough; wrap around second loaf and press edges to seal. Place loaf, seam side up, in pan.
  • 2 Bake 32 to 36 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to cooling rack, placing braid side up. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top of loaf. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

Look for braided loaf pans at kitchen specialty stores.

Slice this loaf horizontally in half, and pile on the meat, cheese and veggies to create a giant sub.

Pair a warm braided loaf with a jar of jam as a welcome gift for a new neighbor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
10 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 g
1 %
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
240 mg
240 %;
Total Carbohydrate
21 g
21 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.