Bread Braid

Linda P

By
@momtooo

Nothing like warm bread and butter.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

2 pkg
active dry yeast - 4oz ea.
1 c
waem water (110 - 115 degrees)
1/3 c
butter, softened
1/4 c
surgar
1 tsp
salt
2
eggs
4 1/2 -- 5 c
all purpose flour
1
egg yoke
1 Tbsp
cold water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water, let sit for 5 minutes.
2
Add butter, surgar, salt, eggs, and 3 cups of flour to the yeast mixture. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
3
Stir enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth & elastic, anout 6-8 minutes.
4
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease all sides. Cover and let rest in a warm place until doubled, about an hour.
5
Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough into four pieces; shape each piece into an 18" rope.
6
Place ropes parallel to each on a greased baking sheet. Beginning from the right side, braid dough by placing the first rope over the second, under the third and over the fourth. Repeat 3 or 4 times, beginning each time from the right side. Pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Cover with tea towel and let rest until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
7
Beat egg yolk & water and brush over braid. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or untilgolden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads