Nannie Ruby's Dago Bread

Recipe by OmaJane
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 4 loaves




  • Mix flour, yeast and salt.
  • Dissolve honey in one cup warm water.
  • Add two cups warm water and olive oil to honey mixture.
  • Add liquid to dry ingredients and mix by hand or KitchenAid mixer using dough hook.
  • Knead dough about 5 minutes. Place in bowl with a little olive oil in the bottom. Turn dough to coat with oil. Place in warm, draft free area to rise(about 50 min).
  • Take dough out of bowl and knead a second time about 2 min on a floured surface. Place back in bowl, turning dough to coat with oil. Let rise a second time(about 30 min).
  • Knead third time - gently about 2 minute
  • Divide dough into four parts. Smear butter on work surface. Knead each dough ball with fingertips on buttered surface. Each ball of dough should be rolled up like a jellyroll. I add butter to the work surface as needed.
  • Place dough into greased pans. We use PAM to grease the pans.
  • Let dough rise again about 30 minutes. I always cover the loaves with a dish cloth while they rise.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minute Lower to 300 degrees and bake 10 minute longer.
  • Brush tops of loaves with slightly beaten egg whites.