Sunday, April 14, 2013

{Spring Dessert} Sweet Bread Braided Loaf Recipe

This sweet bread recipe is perfect to serve to your guest on any spring occasion. Holiday recipes like this Braided Loaf works great for large crowds.
braided loaf
Thanks to my friend, Tesa for sharing this tasty recipe with me!

Braided Loaf

Ingredients

6 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 packages of yeast
2 teaspoon salt
11/2 cups warm water
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoon butter

1-Mix 3 cups flour, sugar, yeast, & salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
2-Combine yeast, warm water, milk and butter in a small bowl. Let sit for 2 minutes.
3-Slowly add this warm mixture to the stand mixer, beating for 2 minutes.
4-Add more flour, if needed, so that a soft dough has formed in the mixer.
5-Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 8 minutes.
6-Cover bowl with a wet damp towel and let rise for 1 hour.
7-Turn dough out onto floured surface and divided into 6 portions.
8-Roll each portion into 12-16 inch rope.
9-Braid three ropes together.
10-Pinch ends to seal.
11-Repeat with remaining dough.
12-Transfer both to a greased baking sheet.
13-Cover and let rise 35 minutes.
14-Beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush over risen bread.
15-Bake in preheated oven 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until nicely golden brown.
16-Cool on rack and enjoy.

Drizzle light icing on sweet bread right before serving.

Do you have a favorite sweet bread recipe? What are some of your favorite holiday recipes? Feel free to share below! If you have one on your blog, leave the link so that I can come visit!




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