Today I decided to try for the first time to make a bread dough using my bread maker.
As I always love braided breads, I decided to start with them and…
It was a success!
1 loaf ( 1.5 lb)
* 1 1/2 cups milk
* 1 large egg
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 4 cups bread flour (in Canada you can use regular flour)
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 2 teaspoons bread maker yeast (dry yeast)
* 1 egg white ( for brushing the bread)
* Sesame seeds (optional)
-As directed by your machine, pour the ingredients in the correct order-
This recipe was tested on my machine, it is effective for the Rosewill and Sunbeam bread makers.
* Heat for about 1 minute the milk, oil and salt. Beat the egg and add it to the milk.
* In the machine’s container, pour the liquids first. (milk mixture) Add sugar, then flour. Do not mix!
* On flour, dig a small shallow hole. Pour the yeast into the hole. Do not mix. The yeast should never be in contact with liquids or salt, it will not be working properly and the bread may not rise. Close the lid and start the machine. Use the DOUGH settings. (It’s about 90 minutes)
* Once the cycle is complete, remove dough from bread maker and divide into 3 equal parts.
* Lightly flour your work surface and knead each piece of dough into a long cylinder. (about 15 inches)
* Braid the three parts together. Slightly crush the ends to the back (so that the ends be rounded).
* Brush bread with egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds. (optional)
* Place bread on a baking sheet. Place the sheet in the oven (not hot, don’t start your oven!). Open the light and let the bread rise for 1 hour.
* Don’t open the door and bake at 350’F for 30 minutes.
* Remove from the oven.
* Serve and Enjoy!