October 15, 2008

Braided Bread

2 1/2 tsp yeast
5 C flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 C sugar
1 1/4 C very warm water
1/2 C soft margerine
2 eggs

Combine yeast, 1 1/2 C flour, salt, & sugar. Pour in water and beat until smooth. Mix in margerine and eggs, slowly add remaining flour and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl, cover with a towel, let raise until doubles. Punch down knead again. Divide into 2 pieces and divide again 3 into pieces, roll out and braid. Let raise again until doubled in size. Brush with 1 egg yoke and 1 tbls milk. Bake @ 350 for 20-25 minutes.

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