Friday, January 16, 2009

Braided Loaf

Braided Loaf

1pkg active dry yeast
1 tsp. honey
1 c. lukewarm milk
4 tbsp. melted butter
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 egg beaten with 1 tsp milk (for glazing)

Combine yeast, honey, milk, and butter and leave to dissolve for 15 minutes in a large bowl. combine the flour and salt in a smaller bowl and after the 15 minutes, add to the wet ingredients, and combine thoroughly. Transfer to a floured board and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a clean bowl and wrap in plastic. Place in a warm place for 2-4 hrs or until at least double in size. Place dough on a floured surface and divide into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope like shape and braid together. Transfer onto a greased baking sheet and cover with plastic again and allow to rise again for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and glaze the bread dough tops and sides with the glazing mix. Place in oven and bake for 35-40 min, or until lightly browned and hollow sounding when tapped on the under side of the loaf. Set on a rack and cool completely.

1 comment:

Heather said...

WOW again....this loaf of bread looks amazingly you could just grab a hunk of it... smother it in butter and have it and a big bowl of Gramma Hough's Split Pea Soup for lunch or supper. YUMMY!