Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Braided Butter Bread

1 c milk
1/2 c butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1 envelope yeast
1/4 c warm water
1 egg
4 c flour
1 egg beaten w 2 T water
Put all ingredients (except egg/water) into bread machine and
set for bread dough. When kneading is done,
place in greased bowl, and cover with damp towel.
Let rise 2 hours. Knead 2 minutes with a little flour.
Divide into 6 balls. Roll each 18" long. Make
2 braids, each on their own cookie sheet.
Pinch together ends and tuck under.
Cover and rise 1 hour. Glaze with egg
and water mixture. Bake 350 for 25 minutes.
This is one of our favorite breads. It turns out perfect every time and it's rich, soft and buttery. Sometimes I make one braid sweet by sprinkling with cinnamon before baking and drizzling with icing after it cools. *pink depression glass plate, Miss America pattern, once belonged to my grandma.


  1. Yum-o! One whole loaf for me, please. (Now that I have the machine, I'll have to give this a whirl.)

  2. Mmmmm...this look delicious! I think I'm going to save this recipe to try soon.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Okay, so now I'm just more convinced that everyone in Ohio is a good cook. When we lived there every woman that I knew could cook and bake like nobody's business. And, now I read this recipe for what sounds like the MOST DIVINE BREAD EVER and I just know that it's true -- Ohio=Good Cooks!

  4. Well, I'd love to take a bunch of credit, but as you can see, the recipe is so easy. And like I said, it's one of those great ones that comes out perfect each time....whether you are in Ohio or not! :) This was the first time I tried making the dough in the bread machine. The recipe actually calls for the mixer, but the machine mades it so easy! And it still turned out the same! Hope you try it soon everyone, and love it as much as us!

  5. I'm a certified, Grade A, 100 proof bread-aholic, so I shall have to try this recipe. My mouth is literally watering! You are a very talented woman Betsy. :)

  6. MMMM delicious! Thank you for posting this.

  7. I have a question.....Do you put an egg in the machine in addition to the one you mix with water? Also do you use powdered milk or regular? My recipes say powdered and don't want to mess this up, it looks wonderful. Thanks
    Found your blog from Granola Chics, you write such sweet comments, she is a great person and I think you two would be great friends.

  8. nanny~ yes, one whole egg in the machine with the dough ingredients and regular milk ~ not powdered.
    Hope you like it!

  9. Thanks, I am off to the kitchen.

  10. The bread was wonderful.So glad to have that recipe. It turned out perfect!

  11. I made your bread today and I'm happy to report that the recipe works beautifully in the southeast! We all swooned when I pulled it out of the oven, then when we bit into it we swooned all over again! This one is a keeper! Thanks.

  12. nanny and modgirl ~ yea! I'm glad you loved it. It's easy and beautiful ~ I know you will enjoy it over and over again! :)

  13. I LOVE your blog.......all the inspiration.....the recipes...just all of it!


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