Hungarian Braided White Bread

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A beautiful loaf to see and even more wonderful to eat.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 1 ¾ cups warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Let stand until creamy, about 15 minutes.

  2. Mix the egg, egg yolks, sugar, and salt. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast mixture with the egg, egg yolks, sugar, salt and 3 cups of the flour; stir until well combined. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes.

  3. Turn out onto a floured bread board, and cut into 2 equal parts. Form into cylindrical loaves; let rest for 20 minutes. Divide each loaf in half and roll into a long rope for braiding. Fasten the 4 ends together. Braid. End by fastening the ends, and turning each end under the loaf. Place on cookie sheet, and cover with a towel until doubled in size, about 40 minutes.

  4. Brush risen loaf with a beaten egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
3g Fat
44g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 143mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.