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    Abby's French Bread Braids

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    1 hr 10 mins

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    30 mins

    Hill Family's Note:

    On the advice of her mother in law Abby got one essential cookbook. This recipe comes from this book, Pillsbury Complete Cook Book.

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    1. 1
      In a bowl combine 3 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast, mix well.
    2. 2
      In a small sauce pan heat 2 cups water and shortening until very warm.
    3. 3
      Add warm mixture to flour mixture, blend on low speed until moistened and then for 3 min on medium speed.
    4. 4
      By hand stir in an additional 1 1/2 - 2 1/4 cups flour to form a stiff dough.
    5. 5
      On a floured surface, knead 1/4 - 1/2 cup flour until dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 minute.
    6. 6
      Place in a greased bowl, cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and a cloth towel. Let rise in a warm place until light and doubled in size, about 45-60 min.
    7. 7
      Grease a large cookie sheet. Punch the dough down several times to remove all air bubbles. Divide the dough in half and then divide each half into 3 equal parts.
    8. 8
      Roll each part into a 14 inch rope. Braid the 3 ropes, sealing the ends. Place on greased cookie sheet. Repeat with other dough half.
    9. 9
      In a small bowl combine 1 tbsp water and the egg white, beat slightly. Carefully brush over the loaves. Cover, let rise in a warm place until light and doubled in size, 20-30 minute.
    10. 10
      Heat over to 375. Uncover the loaves, brush again with egg white mixture. Bake for 25-30 min or until golden brown.
    11. 11
      Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 20, 2007


      This recipe makes a delightful, dense and chewy French bread. The dough is nice and responsive and shapes easily. Makes two full and beautiful loaves. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Abby's French Bread Braids

    Serving Size: 1 (1995 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2448.8
    Calories from Fat 313
    Total Fat 34.7 g
    Saturated Fat 6.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3733.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 391.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 95.0 g
    Sugars 7.2 g
    Protein 191.1 g

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