Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Braided Bread Recipe

The braided bread recipe dd used can be found here.

A couple of alterations she made - she used butter for the shortening. 2 1/4 tsp of yeast instead of a yeast cake.

The recipe doesn't mention kneading the dough - but of course you need to...for about 5 min.

Instead of placing the loaves in greased pans - they were placed on a cookie sheet. You could put them in a bread pan - they'd just be stubby and tall and you wouldn't see the nice braid as well.

The recipe says "frost with icing..." - which makes it sound like you are to put a thick layer on top - the icing ends up very liquid and dd just poured it on top of the still warm bread.

Incidentally all but a small hunk of the bread is gone...dd took one to her girls' club and we almost finished off the other loaf. I'm thinking she might have to make some more tomorrow...


CanadianGrandma said...

Braided bread is decorative and, of course, delicious...I usually wait until the bread is cooled before adding the icing...I'm glad that your daughter is interested in doing this! Good for her!