Recipe by Happy Hippie
Submitting for ZWT III, I found this recipe on allrecipes.com. It was submitted by Victoria Marler. She states in her introduction, the following: "I discovered this Swiss Sunday bread when I was visiting friends in Switzerland. One of these friends is a pastry chef! The measurements given to me were metric, so I had to convert them. This makes a beautiful loaf and is super easy to make!" When a recipe is easy, it gets my attention.
- 1⁄4 ounce active dry yeast
- 1 1⁄3 cups milk, warm
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3 1⁄2 cups bread flour
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk.
- Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Add the egg yolk, butter and 2 cups of bread flour; stir well to combine.
- Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
- When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces and roll each piece into a 14 inch long cylinder.
- Braid the pieces together and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- In a small bowl, beat together egg white and water.
- Brush risen loaf with egg wash.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25, until golden.