Thanksgiving Crafty Countdown...DAY 6

This one isn't really crafty...but today I spent the day baking with my daughter & my son...it was a lot of fun :)

Here is one thing we made...and they helped every step of the way..

Double Braided Bread

3 Tb. Sugar
1 pkg. yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
1 tsp. salt
3 Tb. Butter
6 cups flour
2 cups water

1. Mix sugar, yeast, salt, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix well.

2. Heat water & butter until warm, add to the flour mixture & beat until smooth. (I mixed mine by hand).

3. Add the remaining flour.  When it becomes to thick to stir, turn out onto a clean, floured surface & knead until smooth & no longer sticky.

4. Allow to rise, covered in a greased bowl until doubled.

5. Punch dough down, allow to rest on a floured surface for 10 minutes.  Divide dough into half (I always make one half a little bigger), then each half into thirds.  Roll into long ropes and braid three together.  Repeat with the remaining dough.

6. Spread the larger braid out a little, so it is wider & longer, then stack the small braid on top.  Allow to raise for another 30 minutes to 1 hour.

7. Bake at 350 until bread is browned and sounds hollow when tapped.  Remove from oven and slather with butter :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

KayC. said...

That looks so good...I am going to have to make me some. It has been awhile since I made braided bread.

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