Braided Egg Bread

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This makes a very large and impressive loaf. I have used it for large parties.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
1 large loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 2 cups hot milk

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ½ cup water

  • 5 eggs

  • 11 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Proof yeast and 1/2 cup warm water in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Combine hot milk, sugar, butter, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a medium bowl. Cool to 110 degrees.

  3. In small bowl, slightly beat 5 eggs, then add to cooled milk mixture. Add milk mixture to yeast mixture. Add 2 cups flour and beat until smooth. Slowly add remaining flour until it forms a stiff dough. Knead on a floured board for 10 minutes (5 minutes with a bread hook). Place in a large glass or plastic bowl lightly greased. Turn dough over to grease both sides. Cover and let rise in a warm, dark place until doubled in volume, approximately 60 minutes.

  4. Punch down, cover, and let rise again until double, approximately 30 minutes.

  5. Punch again, and form into three parts. Form each part into a 20-inch roll. Braid rolls on a large, greased cookie sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled.

  6. Lightly beat remaining egg and brush loaf. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for about 55 minutes until nicely browned. May be made into two regular sized loaves. Reduce baking time slightly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

117 Calories
3g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 50mg 1%

* 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.