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Poppy Seed Egg Bread

"In Berkshire, Massachusetts, Lorraine Darocha prepares this light eggy loaf with poppy seeds throughout. 'It's simple to make in the bread machine...or use the dough setting, shape it into a traditional braided challah loaf and bake it in the oven,' she suggests."
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3 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).


  • editor's Note: Use of the timer feature is not recommended.


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I like the bread taste and texture; in a 2 # machine, it comes out very light, almost like an Italian or French. I would not bother adding the poppy seeds - they really do not add any flavor to...

Absolutely wonderful. I love this bread. I made the dough in my bread machine and baked it in the oven like Challa bread. Turned out awesome!

Gorgeous. Loved the light texture and eggy taste of the crust. Think the poppy seeds do lend some flavour, plus nutrients and looks good! Best looking loaf I've made yet!

This was very tasty. I was a bit worried about the amount of butter (half a stick! more than any other BM recipe I've ever seen) but it turned out lovely, very rich and flavorful. I agree the po...