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Homemade Egg Bread Recipe

Homemade Egg Bread Recipe

"People rave about this tender, delicate bread every time I serve it," conveys Livonia, Missouri's June Mullins.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. YIELD:32 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1-1/2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 7 to 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Sesame seeds


  • 1. Dissolve yeast in water. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter and 3-1/2 cups flour; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. On a floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  • 3. Punch down. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 30 minutes. Divide into six portions. On a floured surface, shape each into a 14-in.-long rope. For each loaf, braid three ropes together on greased baking sheet; pinch ends to seal. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 50 minutes.
  • 4. Beat egg yolk and water; brush over loaves. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 135 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Homemade Egg Bread

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Lesley83 User ID: 8940671 254588
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

"This bread turned out exactly how I expected and was a hit at my family dinner. It's soft, tender, tastes like "egg bread". I followed the recipe exactly, omitting the seaseme seeds at the end because I didn't have any, but still brushed the glaze before it went in the oven. My guests thought the bread was from a bakery, served it with a homemade lasagna. I will be making this bread again!"

RealRooster User ID: 8042127 2708
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"Absolutely delicious. .. was a big hit here ant home out of the two loafs only half left..."

TNTDJ User ID: 7697190 2482
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"This recipe takes a long time to make! It basically tasted like plain bread. I think it needed more sugar, and salt as a topping. The texture was nice. It tasted good with honey. Overall I thought it took too long for how it tasted."

DEEDEEDOGGIE User ID: 6423206 2448
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Easy to make, all ingredients on hand, great texture. Makes yummy toast and a great gift!"

revjoannrom828 User ID: 2607533 3241
Reviewed May. 7, 2011

"I made this bread for Mother's Day and it is unbelievable. I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer with the dough hook attachment to kneed the dough and it was so easy. I also put sugar on one of the loaves for a sweetbread taste and it was unbelievable. You gotta try this bread you'll love it!"

ReneeC___NCalif User ID: 106192 789
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I'm so used to getting bread dough going in the breadmaker and then baking it in the oven.  Do you think I could do that, the kneading & rising portion with this recipe in the breadmaker?"

Grandma Rita Jean User ID: 5869906 788
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I wouldn't change anything!"

Grandma Rita Jean User ID: 5869906 1913
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"This is a delicious bread recipe. The flavor and texture are wonderful. I'm ready to make more loaves to use in my breakfast casserole recipe."

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