August 18, 2017
"Makes 1 loaf"
- Serving Size: 1 (631.3 g)
- Calories 1461.5
- Total Fat - 27.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 9.4 g
- Cholesterol - 401.6 mg
- Sodium - 2449.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 254.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 8.5 g
- Sugars - 14.7 g
- Protein - 42.5 g
- Calcium - 109.7 mg
- Iron - 5.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0.5 mg
Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup Warm water.
Add 1/2 cup water, sugar, salt, egg, shortening and 1 1/4 cup flour. Mix till smooth.
Add enough remaining dough to make dough easy to handle.
Turn out dough into lightly floured, cloth covered surface and knead till smooth and elastic.
Place dough in oiled bowl and turn to coat.
Cover dough with a damp cloth, and let dough rise until doubled.
Punch down dough and divide into 3 equal parts.
Roll each part into a strand 14 inches long and place close together on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Braid strands gently, keeping the braid loose. Do not stretch.
Brush braid with shortening or oil.
Let rise until double.
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Beat egg yolk with 2 tablespoons water and brush over braid.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
Tips & Variations
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