Prep 4 hrs
Cook 35 mins
I found this recipe when I was looking for recipes to be posted for ZWT5. It is from the New Betty Crocker International Cookbook. So soft and light!
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 1 cup lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 5 -6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl.
- Stir in milk, 3/4 cup sugar, 3 eggs, salt, margarine or butter, and 3 cups of flour.
- Beat until smooth.
- Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle.
- Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic - about 5 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until it is double in size - about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- Punch down dough and divide in half.
- Shape each half into a round slightly flat loaf.
- Place each loaf into a well greased round 9" x 1 1/2" pan.
- Cover and let rise until double (a/b an hour).
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Beat 1 egg and brush over tops of loaves.
- Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar.
- Bake until loaves are golden brown, about 35-45 minutes.
I loved it!!!
I added honey, an extra egg and extra flour to offset the added liquid. It came out great and is now my most requested homemade bread. I made garlic butter and herbed butter spreads also
First time I made the sweet bread. Flavor is there as what I had from being up north. The bread did split, but maybe from being too high in the oven excellent flavor and this is a keeper. I did not tweak the recipe.