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Everything Bread

I love to make bread from scratch and this has become one of our tried and true favorites to serve with any meal, casual or formal. —Traci Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    1 loaf (25 slices)

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon each sesame, caraway and poppy seeds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, butter, sugar, egg yolk, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough into thirds. Shape each into a 20-in. rope. Place ropes on a large greased baking sheet and braid; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Combine egg white and water; brush over dough. Combine salt, onion and seeds; sprinkle over bread. Bake 22-28 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 102 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • tallblondechick
    Apr 29, 2020

    This Bread came out SO wonderfully! Was easy to make and add ingredients to. I add 1.4 cup various seeds to my batter, wonderful!!!

  • lovescats3
    Jan 25, 2020

    Probably one of the best breads I've baked this year! I will definitely make this one again.

  • chefguy56
    Jan 25, 2020

    Can this recipe be made in a bread machine?

  • debstamp
    Jan 1, 2019

    Loved this bread! It is pretty simple to make and came out great. The only adjustment I made was that I just used poppy seeds and sesame seeds as I didn’t have caraway. I will be making this again for sure.

  • brianneosborn
    Dec 9, 2018

    I hadn’t made bread for probably 10 years, and I’d never braided a loaf before. I knew I’d never end up with equal thirds, so I divided into fourths and did a four strand braid. I knocked the oven temp down to 350 and it baked for 32 mins. I also used the Everything Bagel seasoning blend from Spices Etc. rather than mix my own. This was really easy, taste and texture are fantastic, and it made a gigantic loaf - mine was 16”x7”. This one’s a keeper.

  • robinwb
    Mar 22, 2018

    This bread is delicious, and extremely easy to make. It tastes delicious! For years, I have screwed up bread, and it always tasted kinda funny, with a bitter aftertaste. I'm a good baker, but bread seemed to be beyond my reach.Not this recipe- it is my go-to for all bread from now on!!! I used black sesame, black onion seeds, garlic powder, onion granules(couldn't find minced onion at the corner grocery store) and poppy seeds on the top (I don't like caraway seeds). I followed the recipe to the letter, but added some herbes de Provence to the dough. I used Bob's Mill All Purpose Unbleached White Flour. I am scared to try it with the Bob's Mill bread flour, because the texture of this bread is absolutely perfect. It's soft, and cuts well, and looks pretty, too. I made a loaf of bread, and 12 huge rolls, that I've turned into buns. This is my go-to recipe for bread, from now-on.

  • Potempa
    Nov 16, 2017

    Great and tasty bread. So easy to make and the taste was outsanding!!!!.Will make this again and again.

  • sasha816
    Nov 29, 2016

    Recipe calls for all purpose flour. Can I use bread flour in place of it? If so, the same amount?

  • shortbreadlover
    May 12, 2016

    i loved the fact that it had sesame, poppy and caraway seeds. but then i am hooked any kind of homemade bread. this was way too yummy. it was gone in less then 20 minutes

  • tittenfether
    Feb 24, 2016

    Easy, beautiful, tasty,...my go-to recipe for impressing company.