1 C milk, 80-90F
1/4 C butter, unsalted, room temperature
1 T sugar
1 1/2 t salt
4 C flour
4 t bread machine yeast
1 egg, lightly beaten for brushing
Place all of the ingredients, but the egg, in bread machine in order listed.
Run Dough/Pizza Dough cycle.
Deflate dough, divide into 2 parts, depending on the braid type you want.
Braid dough as described HERE.
Brush a baking sheet with olive oil, and place the loaf on the baking sheet.
Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 30 min, or until doubled in size.
Brush with egg, for golden brown finish.
If you don’t like crusty bread, use THIS REFERENCE to find an alternative to egg wash.
Bake at 375F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Match made in Heaven:
Butter, jam, and Sunday brunch.