Braided Egg Bread
Recipe type: Bread
  • 2½ cups all purpose or bread flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package dry yeast (2¼ teaspoons)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Grease a baking sheet, set aside.
  2. Mix/knead dough using your favorite method, with a mixer, by hand, or a bread machine.
  3. You can start by mixing 1½ cups of the flour, sugar, yeast, salt, water, butter, & egg for about 2 minutes. Add in remaining flour & continue kneading/mixing until soft dough forms.
  4. Cover & let rise 1 hour or until doubled in size. Roll out to form an 12x6" rectangle. Cut into 3 pieces 12x2" long. Roll out each piece until rounded.
  5. Start at the top & braid the 3 pieces together. Pinch the ends of the loaf off so they stick together. Let rise 1 hour or until almost doubled in size.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the top & bottom are golden brown. Remove from oven & brush with butter if desired.