21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1

This is a sweet bread that makes wonderful chicken or turkey sandwiches. This recipe was given to me by a good friend in South Carolina that I met on the Internet. I had the pleasure of eating this bread at her beach home this spring. It makes awesome toast. We can hardly wait to cut it.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in the 4 tablespoons butter; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.

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  • Pour milk mixture into bread machine pan. Add 2 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla extract, 4 cups bread flour, yeast and salt. Choose Dough setting; press start.

  • When dough is finished mixing, leave it in the bread machine pan and cover with a towel. Let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

  • Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 brown sugar and 1/3 cup flour. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside. In a separate bowl, beat together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water.

  • Brush loaves of risen bread with the egg wash and then sprinkle on crumb topping. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; 6.2 g total fat; 42 mg cholesterol; 168 mg sodium. 32 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This recipe has been updated. It now lists the 4 tablespoons butter in Step 1 and the 1/4 cup butter in Step 5. No other butter is required in the recipe. - The Staff
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2008
I tried to make this recipe two times. Each time I got the same results. The dough never came together into a ball - it turned into just a mixture of dry ingredients. My only guess is that it needs more than the required 1/2 cup of milk for the 4 cups of flour.
(6)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This recipe has been updated. It now lists the 4 tablespoons butter in Step 1 and the 1/4 cup butter in Step 5. No other butter is required in the recipe. - The Staff
(22)
Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
This recipe did not work at all for me maybe because I do not have a bread machine. I followed the recipe to the letter and kneaded the dough as I do with all my other (successful) bread doughs but it did not rise at all. I tasted it anyway and it wasn't bad but obviously it isn't like a normal bread. My husband was really looking forward to this bread as his Polish grandmother used to make it and needless to say we are both disappointed!
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2011
To the person who said they used the oven instead of the machine: thanks! My mother and I have been using my great great Babka's recipe for years. It's still handwritten. I just joined and will be posting it. Thanks to Verla for having at least one version of it! I can now make it at home til I sneak the recipe from my mom! It is delicious but you really do need it to be made in the oven. A bread machine does not do this justice. Make sure to add walnuts to your mixture and use REAL butter. The milk should be at room temp as should your eggs. It will give the bread an amazing quality! I promise! From one Polish fam to others!
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Our family roll recipe from here on out! I have a bread machine but it's packed up so I mixed the order up... the yeast needs sugar to proof so I put it in with the milk butter sugar. After it dissolved I added vanilla and sea salt then the flour. I had no problem getting it to rise every step. 20 minutes in the oven... like butter! Yummy! Thank you! If you don't agree you're dong it wrong.
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2008
I tried to make this recipe two times. Each time I got the same results. The dough never came together into a ball - it turned into just a mixture of dry ingredients. My only guess is that it needs more than the required 1/2 cup of milk for the 4 cups of flour.
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
This was a wonderful bread just what I was looking for. Followed the recipe and it came out perfect. I think it was even better the next day.. Made two loaves and I froze one and when I thawed it it was just a good as the fresh. Thanks for the recipe!!
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2011
Alright people if you don't have a bread machine PROOF the yeast first my recommendation is taking a half cup of that milk(before scolding it) warming it up some how...add the yeast and in addition to what the recipe calls for add a tablespoon of sugar..Let sit for about ten minutes and there yah go!
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
02/12/2008
This recipe did not rise. Complete waste of time.
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
Two Thumbs Up! Finally a recipe that brings me back to the bread that my Polish Grandparents shared during visits. My kids love it too! Thanks for a sharing great recipe that I new as a kid raised in a Polish Farm Community.
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