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Bread Machine Egg Bread

A beautifully braided yeast bread enriched with eggs, butter and milk. Slice and serve with butter, or makes delicious French toast.
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Ingredients

Small Loaf (1-pound bread machine)

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • Egg wash: 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon water
  • Sesame or poppy seeds, for topping

Medium Loaf (1 1/2-pound bread machine)

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • Egg wash: 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon water (beaten together)
  • Sesame or poppy seeds, for topping (optional)

Large Loaf (2-pound bread machine)

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • Egg wash: 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon water
  • Sesame or poppy seeds, for topping

Instructions

Baked in bread machine

  • Have liquid ingredients at 80°F and all others at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order recommended by manufacturer. Select basic or white bread cycle and medium/normal crust. Do not use the delay timer. Remove bread from pan when cycle is finished; cool on wire rack.

Braided loaf

  • Have liquid ingredients at 80°F and all others at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order recommended by manufacturer. Select dough/manual cycle. When cycle is complete, continue with next step.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and punch down to remove air bubbles.
  • To Braid: Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Roll each section to form a rope about 1-inch in diameter. On greased cookie sheet, braid ropes; pinch ends to seal and tuck under ends. Cover; let rise in warm place until indentation remains after touching, about 40 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Brush egg wash on risen dough. Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seed, if desired. Bake at for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet; cool on rack.

Notes

Get Traditional Bread Making Method here.

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Review & Comments

Jocelyn | Reply

I thik this recipe (bread machine egg bread) has a typo in the amount of liquid for the 1 1/2 lb loaf. Should it be a half cup milk? I had to add a lot of flour in order to get the dough to the correct consistency.

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Jocelyn – The liquid amounts are correct — 3/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup water. It is common to adjust the amount of flour, as absorption can vary based on many factors. If you have any additional questions, we’d be happy to troubleshoot with you! Contact us here.
Happy baking!

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