Braided Bread (Zopf Brot)

Today I felt like showing you want I have been up too during this difficult time in our lives. Sometimes I turn to bake or sewing to make me relax. And my son has been in our pantry none stop, since this coronavirus.

It’s been hitting our son pretty hard. And the only way I can comfort him is through lots of love, food and just being there for him.

So on my facebook page I will be doing a couple of live videos on how I do this bread in the bread machine. Beware, no make-up or dolling myself up. It just me and my everyday life.

The first time I made this bread it was so hard that you could use it for a baseball bat. Of course, that was the first time I ever made bread before. I think I had a yeast problem. So rest assured my bread comes out as if I bought it from the bakery.

ENJOY

Caroline

(PS. Pictures and link will be added soon to this post)

Recipe:

4 Cups of Flour

1/2 tsp Salt

2 tsp Sugar

4 tsp Butter (make sure you soften it)

3 1/2 tsp Dry Yeast

1 1/4 cup of Milk

Bake at 400 Degrees at 35-45 minutes.

Put all the wet ingredients into the bread machine first and then put all of the dry ingredients on top. And place into the bread machine to knead and raise. The braid the bread and put egg wash on it (one egg yolk, mixed with a little whipping cream). Place it in the oven to bake. Also, put a small backing dish of water next to it. This helps keep the moisture in the oven for the bread to come out perfect. You need to watch this closely towards the end because certain ovens and altitude will change the outcome. You know when it is done when it’s nice and brown on top. And when you turn the bread around and tap on it, and it sounds hallow.

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