Hefezopf Friedas Bread

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Add butter to scalded milk; add sugar; add yeast; beat together.
  • Add juice of lemon and eggs; beat again.
  • Add bread flour and salt; knead until smooth.
  • Put in buttered bowl; cover with damp cloth; let rise until double; punch down.
  • On floured board, knead dough again.
  • Now forming comes; one can twist the loaf from 3 strands or divide in half.
  • Start in middle and braid out to both ends; braid tight.
  • Lay it on a greased baking sheet.
  • Cover with damp towel.
  • Beat egg; brush loaf.
  • Let rise again.
  • Sprinkle with kosher salt, big sugar crystals, and flaked almonds.
  • Let rise while oven preheats.
  • Bake at about 45 minutes baking; if getting too brown lower heat to 350.
  • These are European baking temperatures so test the bread at 20 minutes.
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