My famous bread! Your probably wondering why is this bread famous? Well that would be because of my daughter. When my daughter was about 5 year old, she would add the word “famous” to anything that she loved. So she started asking is she could have a piece of “famous” bread and the name stuck. She is almost 8 now and still calls it famous bread. This recipe makes two nice sized loaves.
This is how your bread should look after about 5 min in the bread machine. It should be a ball. If it’s too wet add a little flour and if it’s too dry add some water. Add a tablespoon at a time, until it looks similar to the above picture.
Next you braid the bread. Braid the bread just like you would hair, and then tuck the ends under so it looks nice.
I usually take a cold stick of butter when it’s hot out of the oven and rub it around the top of the loaf. Just a little goes a long way. Then TRY and wait about 20-30 min. to let it cool before you cut it, otherwise it will squish down.
- 1¼ cup of warm milk (microwave the milk for 1 min.)
- ¼ cup soft butter, not melted
- 3 eggs (at room temperature is best)
- 5½ cups of all purpose flour or bread flour if you have it
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 packet of rapid rise yeast
- Add ingredients to bread machine in the order above.
- Add warm milk, butter, eggs, flour, sugar, salt, and then yeast.
- Set machine for dough cycle, this takes about 1½ hours.
- Preheat oven to 375 convection.
- Once it is finished put the dough on a floured surface. Break dough into two even pieces.
- Then take one of the pieces and break into 3 more even pieces.
- Braid these 3 pieces together and place on half of the greased cookie sheet.
- Repeat with the other dough and place on cookie sheet. (two can fit on 1 cookie sheet)
- Let rise in a warm, not hot place for 30-45 min.
- After risen, if you like the shiny look you can brush with an egg wash. (wisk one egg and 1 T. water) then brush on top of dough.
- Bake at 375 convection for 15-20 min. should be golden brown.
- I usually take a cold stick of butter and rub it across the top of the bread when it comes out of the oven, just a little gives the crust a nice buttery flavor.