10,000 views! Thank you so much for all of the support over the past year. Happy Easter! This recipe comes from Pennies on a Platter and is my first time using yeast (yikes!), it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Just be prepared that the dough needs to rise twice so there's a lot of down time with this recipe.
-1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant yeast
-1 1/4 cups warm milk
-Pinch of salt
-1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
-2 eggs, lightly beaten
-1/2 cup sugar
-3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups flour
-egg wash (1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon of water)
-6 dyed, uncooked, Easter eggs (will cook in the oven)
|Mix together the yeast, salt, milk, butter, eggs and sugar.|
Add two cups of flour and beat until smooth.
|I don't have a dough hook attachment on my mixer so I kneeded by hand you can do either.|
Kneed until dough is smooth.
|Add flour as needed to make sure dough isn't sticky.|
Once the dough is smooth and elastic, place into a well-oiled bowl, flipping once to make sure all of the dough is coated.
Cover tightly and let rise one hour.
|Divide into balls.|
|Form into ropes and braid together two at a time, closing the ends to form rings.|
|Place onto a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise another hour.|
|When the dough is ready, place uncooked colored eggs in the center if desired.|
The eggs will cook while in the oven so make sure they're uncooked!
Brush with an egg wash.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
After using yeast for the first time and waiting for the dough to rise twice I was surprised about how good this recipe turned out. The bread was a little sweet, I don't love sweet bread. J. thought that it turned out really good though and the rest of my family enjoyed it. This is a holiday recipe, so it makes a a nice presentation for a once a year event.
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