Homemade Egg Bread
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
Makes2 loaves (16 slices each)
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1-1/2 cups warm whole milk (110° to 115°)
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 7 to 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons water
- Sesame seeds
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, eggs, butter, sugar, salt and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn dough 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 in a warm place until doubled, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
- Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 6 portions. Roll each into a 14-in.-long rope. For each loaf, braid 3 ropes together on a greased baking sheet; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 50 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.
- Beat together egg yolk and water; brush over loaves. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 135 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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Mar 20, 2020
Yummy and so easy
Jan 5, 2020
Absolutely Perfect loaf of bread. The taste, texture, aroma, it was all better than expected. I baked on a sheet of parchment on a standard baking pan. It was done a little before recommended baking time. Will definitely make again and again.
Nov 8, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: Bake on a bread stone or multi layered baking sheet. A typical baking sheet is too thin and the bread burns on the bottom before done. Granted I am new at baking bread... the house smells amazing though and running out to get a baking stone now! Will repeat tomorrow!
Jun 2, 2018
I made bread and burger rolls out of this recipe an my kids ate it up!!!
Feb 5, 2018
I made this bread this morning and it turned out beautiful. The recipe is easy to follow and tastes amazing.
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!
Oct 20, 2014
Absolutely delicious. .. was a big hit here ant home out of the two loafs only half left...
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.
Dec 26, 2011
Easy to make, all ingredients on hand, great texture. Makes yummy toast and a great gift!
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!