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i made a fresh bread baby for my hunny bunny's birthday
my boyfriend is swiss, and he adores this bread so i decided to bake him some for his birthday. i had never baked bread before, and this wasn't very hard at all. i would recommend this for a beginner's project. i found a few recipes online and sort of took bits from each that i liked best :)
sorry, i didn't take pics along the way...

Posted by bittyandbunny from Lincoln Park, Michigan, United States • Published See bittyandbunny's 6 projects »
  • Step 1

    in mixing bowl combine the yeast, warm milk, and sugar and mix well. let sit until foamy (about 10 min)

  • Step 2

    add egg yolk, butter, salt, and 2C flour; stir well. then add remaining flour, 1/2 C at a time, stirring well

  • Step 3

    when dough is soft, and slightly sticky, begin to knead on a floured surface for about 15 minutes

  • Step 4

    place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover w/ tea towel and let sit in a warm area to rise; about 1 hour (should be doubled in size)

  • Step 5

    gently deflate dough and divide into 3 equal pieces. roll these into long cylinders, and braid tightly. tuck the ends under for a more uniform and professional appearance

  • Step 6

    once braided, cover again and let rise again until doubled in size - about 40 minutes

  • Step 7

    place on a baking sheet lined w/ a silicone mat or parchment paper. preheat oven to 425 F. in the meantime, prepare egg wash by combining the egg white w/ a splash of milk (*note - i used soy milk in substitution of all milk in this recipe and it came out great)

  • Step 8

    brush the loaf liberally with the egg wash. bake for about 20 min or until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the side.

  • Step 9

    cool, take pictures, post for me to see, and enjoy!

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bittyandbunny · Lincoln Park, Michigan, US · 6 projects
thanks Happy yes, mr. sugaree absolutely adored the bread! it even brought a tear to his eye because he misses switzerland so much. i even got him the elusive mario kart for wii, but i think he loved the bread the best.
michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
love the pic!
Lady Lolita
Lady Lolita · Taft, California, US
Ther's nothing like home baked bread, like the pic by the way! So did he enjoy the bread baby?

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