“Braided” Raspberry Pastry

Here’s a neat recipe from a friend of mine, who is an awesome cook, that would be great for Valentine’s Day or anytime:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup raspberry preserves

Cut these ingredients together until crumbly:  Bisquick, cream cheese and butter.

Add milk, blending with a fork.  Put on floured board and knead 20 times.  Divide in half.  Roll each half to about 9″ x 12″.  Slash at 1′ intervals down each side.  Put 1/3 cup preserves down the center.  Fold edges over preserves so that it looks braided, sides overlapping.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.  Cool.  Frost with butter icing.

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