bread braid

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By Linda P
from Cincinnati, OH

Nothing like warm bread and butter.

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serves 6-8
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For bread braid

  • 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
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How To Make bread braid

  • 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.

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