This breadstuff is thus elementary as well as tastes amazing! It’s a niggling sweeter than a normal loaf of bread, as well as nosotros dearest using it to brand french toast, or simply smothering it inwards butter as well as jam. If you’re intimidated past times braiding the bread, don’t be! It’s totally slowly as well as much less complicated than, say, braiding a squirming 5 twelvemonth old’s pilus (not that I would know from sense or anything). This recipe makes ii loaves, but don’t await them to stick to a greater extent than or less really long… they’re thus delicious that they’ll disappear inwards no time!
1 1/4 loving cup warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
1/4 loving cup sugar
four tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
four – 5 cups flour
for the egg wash:
1 tablespoon water
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand upwardly mixer, dissolve the yeast inwards the warm H2O amongst a pinch of sugar. Let sit down 5-10 minutes, until foamy. Add the remaining sugar, egg, butter, salt, as well as 3 cups flour. Mix until combined. Add the remaining flour, 1/4 loving cup at a time, until the dough forms a soft ball that is simply slightly gummy to the touch. Place inwards a greased bowl, encompass amongst plastic wrap, as well as allow rising inwards a warm identify for 1 hour.
When the dough has risen, gently punch it downward as well as dissever inwards half. Divide each one-half into 3 equal pieces, thus scroll each slice into a rope, close xvi inches long. Braid the 3 strands together, tuck the ends under, as well as identify the braid on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat amongst the other one-half of the dough. Let rising 30-45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350. Whisk together the egg as well as water. Brush the egg mixture over the top of each braid. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm amongst butter as well as jam.