With the cooler weather making it’s annual come back, having the smell of freshly baking bread seems to fit right in. This time I made another family favourite… a Braided Egg Bread.
This is an easy to make bread, it just takes a little longer to prepare the bread dough because the eggs need to be added slowly. But it is well worth that little bit of extra time!
It smells great baking and tastes even better… especially straight from the oven!
Theses are the ingredients needed to make this bread.
I add 2 cups of the flour, sugar and yeast to the bowl of my stand mixer and whisk it to combine.
I add the milk, water and butter/margarine to a small bowl and microwave on high heat until the butter is melted before adding it to the flour mixture.
I mix until it forms a sticky dough, and then start adding the beaten eggs slowly.
This is what it will look like after adding the eggs.
Now I add the salt and then the remaining flour, a bit a time until it forms a soft, elastic dough.
I put it in a greased bowl to rise for about 1 hour.
After the rising time, I divide the dough into 3 mostly even balls and roll them out into logs.
I braid the logs and tuck under the ends, placing it on my parchment paper lined baking pan.
I cover the dough once again and allow it to rise for another 45 minutes before brushing it with a beaten egg, mixed with 1 tsp. of milk.
Then I bake it at 400 degrees for about 25 – 30 minutes, until it is nicely browned and cooked through.
Then slice it and serve it with dinner!
Braided Egg Bread
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- 2 1/2 tsp. yeast
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp. butter/ margarine
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 egg, beaten with 1 tsp. milk
- Place 2 cups of flour, yeast and sugar in bowl of stand mixer and whisk to combine.
- In a small bowl, add milk, water and butter/margarine. Microwave on high heat about 1 minutes, until butter is melted.
- Add milk mixture to flour mixture and mix to form a sticky dough.
- Add beaten eggs slowly until fully combined.
- Add salt and mix.
- Add remaining flour a bit at a soft and elastic dough forms.
- Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise about 1 hour.
- After rising is complete, divide dough into 3 balls and roll into logs.
- Braid logs together to form a loaf, tucking ends under.
- Cover again and let rise another 45 minutes.
- Brush loaf with egg/milk mixture.
- Bake at 400 degrees, until nicely browned and cooked through.
- Slice and serve with your meal.