everything bread

For the holidays I like to serve bread with our meals, as I do most our meals.  Each week, we make up a batch of  honey wheat bread that our family really enjoys.  I actually had the recipe years ago in a Taste of home magazine from 2008 and it was named Ezekiel bread.  We have always called it Ezekiel bread, but I was told what “true” ezekiel bread was and this is obviously not it.  I am going to have to “rename” our bread from Ezekiel to honey wheat.

Since we needed a bread to go with our Thanksgiving meal, I wanted to do something different than the traditional rolls that we usually make.  I found this Everything bread recipe and we really like the taste of it.

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It was very easy to mix up and the girls enjoyed braiding it together to make.  The first time we made it, we divided it into 2 loaves, and they made a BIG mound of bread. We enjoyed the taste so much, I made it the next day so that we could have it again.  This time I divided it into 4 smaller loaves so that they would fit into my containers for storage.

Mix the following into a large bowl:

  • Dissolve 1 Tablespoon or 1 pkg of active dry yeast into 3/4 cup of warm water.
  • Add 1 cup warm milk, 1/4 cup butter–softened, 2 Tablespoons of sugar, and 1 egg yolk.  Mix well.
  • Then add 4-5 cups of flour and 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and mix well.
  • Knead in 4-5 ,more cups of flour and place in a bowl and cover with a cloth.
  • Let rise until double in size.  Punch down dough and then put on a floured surface and knead a few more times.

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  • Divide dough into 4 clumps.  Take one and roll out 3 pieces into a snake.  Braid those 3 rolls together and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Continue with the rest of the bread.

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  • Whip the egg white until foamy and brush onto the bread.  Sprinkle with your choice of toppings.  We used:
  1. dried garlic
  2. Parmesan cheese
  3. salt
  4. sesame seeds

IMG_20141125_151512Let the dough rise until double in size then place in oven and bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

IMG_20141125_151743When finished baking, let cool—-if you can wait that long:)  otherwise enjoy the wonderful tastes of this bread.  Just the toppings alone give it enough flavor that you don’t need to spread the bread with butter.  I stored mine in a plastic container and it lasted well as our other breads do.

 

IMG_20141126_162020Try some for an extra special change from your usual bread.

 

 

One response to “everything bread

  1. This looks great, thanks for sharing!

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