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Egg Bread

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A beautifully braided yeast bread enriched with eggs, butter and milk. Slice and serve with butter, or makes delicious French toast.
Yield 1 loaf



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


  • In stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt to bowl; mix well. In saucepan or microwave-safe dish, heat milk, water and butter to 120-130°F (butter does not need to melt). Add to flour mixture. Blend on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium speed for 4 minutes. Add eggs; beat 1 minute.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.)
  • Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after poking dough with finger down to second knuckle, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough; turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • 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.


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Audrey | Reply

Wow. This bread was so tender and delicious and flavorful! I made my loaf with Almond Milk and it was just perfect.

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