Golden Sesame Braid

READY IN: 2hrs 55mins
Recipe by YnkyGrlDwndr

I used to make this bread all the time. It's very time consuming though. Another recipe from "Country Fair Cookbook"

Top Review by PaulaG

This recipe makes 2 beautiful loaves of bread. I used my Kitchen Aid to mix the dough which rose very well. The bread has a wonderful texture. Made for *PAC Spring 2009*

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Combine milk, shortening, sugar and salt.
  3. Allow to cool to lukewarm.
  4. Sprinkle yeast on lukewarm water, stir to dissolve.
  5. Add yeast, 3 eggs and 2 cups of flour to milk mixture.
  6. Beat with mixer on medium until smooth, about 2 minutes, occasionally scraping the bowl. Alternatively beat by hand with spoon until batter is smooth.
  7. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that leaves the sides of the bowl.
  8. Turn out on to floured surface and knead until smooth and satiny, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Put dough in lightly greased bowl, turn to grease both sides.
  10. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  11. Divide dough into 6 equal pieces.
  12. Roll each into 12" (30cm) strips.
  13. Braid 3 strips together to form a loaf, continuing with remaining 3 strips for second loaf, place on separate greased baking sheets.
  14. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  15. Brush loaves with a glaze using 1 beaten egg and 1 tblsp of water.
  16. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  17. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.
  18. Remove from baking sheets; cooling on racks.

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