This soft and buttery Twisted Poppy Seed Loaf with Sour Cherry Jam and Rum Glaze is the perfect recipe for an indulgent Christmas or Easter Brunch! Serve it fresh out of the oven !
In the bowl of your stand mixer mix the flour and salt together.
Heat up the milk until lukewarm, add sugar, yeast, egg and almond extract and stir to combine everything. Pour this mixture into your flour and knead with the hook attachment for a couple of seconds until it starts to come together a bit. Then add the butter bit by bit. Knead the dough about 5 to 7 minutes in the stand mixer ( or with your hands for about 10 minutes) until your dough is very soft, smooth and elastic.
Using a knife, dough cutter, or bench scraper, cut down the center of the roll leaving 1½ to 2-inches intact on one end.