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Golden Egg Loaves (or Braids)

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 55 m
Cookin Up A Storm
Recipe by  Cookin Up A Storm

“This is a rich and soft loaf suitable for sandwiches or slicing for use in a bread pudding, overnight egg bake, or French toast. It is equally good fresh out of the oven with butter and jam.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 loaves

Directions

  1. Combine water, honey, and yeast in a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Let sit until mixture becomes foamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Pour 3 cups flour, olive oil, eggs, wheat gluten, and butter into the yeast mixture; mix on speed 2 (or low speed) in the stand mixer until flour mixture is incorporated, 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt and 3 cups flour and mix on speed 2 until flour is incorporated into the dough. If dough is pulling away from the sides of the bowl, continue mixing, 5 to 7 minutes. If dough is still sticky, add 1/4 cup flour at a time and knead for 2 minutes after each addition until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl; mix for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Grease a large bowl.
  4. Transfer dough to greased bowl and cover with a damp towel. Set aside in a warm area of the kitchen until dough has doubled in size, 60 to 90 minutes.
  5. Punch down dough and divide into 2 loaves. Place each dough half into a 9x5-inch loaf pan or on a baking sheet. Let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  7. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and an instant-read thermometer registers an internal temperature of 200 degrees F (93 degrees C), 25 to 30 minutes.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 186 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 29.9 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 311 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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