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A Number One Egg Bread

A Number One Egg Bread

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Kevin Ryan

This makes all other egg breads look weak. I learned the recipe from two older ladies in Hawaii. This makes the best bread pudding and french toast imaginable. Try cutting it in chunks and dipping it in fondue---WOW!

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  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 170 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Stir in the yolks, 3 eggs, oil, sugar, and salt. Add about 3-1/2 cups of flour to make a sticky dough.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead with remaining flour until smooth and elastic, about 7 minutes. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn to oil the entire surface of the dough. Cover with a damp cloth. Place in a warm place until double in size, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Punch down the dough, and divide into 3 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope about 12 inches long. Braid the three strands together, and seal the ends. Place the bread on a greased cookie sheet. Beat the remaining 1 egg with a pinch of salt; brush onto bread. Let the bread rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Brush the bread with eggwash again.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
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Reviews

Mimosa
74
1/25/2004

Abs fab! Light, oh! so light an egg bread! On the advices of several people, I used half the recipe. I also proofed the yeast and let the dough rise one extra time. Delicious! Feathery! A keeper!

MAREN8
65
5/30/2003

Delicious recipe. I found it did not take as long to bake as the recipe suggests. Instead of 45 minutes it was done in 35. Also this bread was much larger than expected - It baked to be the width of my oven!

CRYSTALYNN21
54
10/25/2003

Yuck! After all the time I spent on this bread I was VERY disappointed on the outcome. I followed the recipe exacally, but it didn't taste at all good. My husband didn't care for it either, but my daughter ate it with LOTS of butter. Definatly watch the cooking time-it does NOT take 40 mins. to bake. Considering all the other reviews I coundn't wait to try this bread, but I will not be making this one again--not worth all that time at all.