Country Bread

Country Bread

"Our daughter, Christy, loves baking this pretty braided bread with a hint of ginger. She has entered it in various 4-H competitions and enjoys teaching others how to make it."
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55 m servings
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Original recipe yields 32 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, sugar, salt, ginger, 2 eggs and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into six pieces. Shape each into a 12-in. rope. Braid three ropes; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Repeat with remaining dough. Place in two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Beat remaining egg; brush over dough. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.


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This is a very good bread recipe. It makes a soft bread that is still easy to be cut. The braiding technique gives the bread a very nice appearance, along with the shine from the egg wash. The a...

This is a pretty decent white bread recipe. What I did to make the recipe easier was use my bread machine to prepare the dough. I put all of my ingredients (only difference was I used 4 cups of ...

This is now my favourite every day bread. I made one loaf dusted with flour and one with sesame seeds. Its so soft and fluffy and tastes awesome toasted with chili poured over it!

Great recipe! This was so very easy and great for french toast, grilled cheeses, and just sandwiches. If you are a novice to breadmaking by hand, I can't stress the importance of kneading as...

Tastiest white bread I've made so far. The ginger adds a fantastic, light after-taste that lingers. I added a little honey to the egg-white wash and got a nice sweet flavor that I love. I'm d...

Excellent bread!!! Was easy to make. I halved the recipe, replaced half the white flour with wheat flour and it turned out great!!! A very nice loaf!

Gorgeous, tasty bread! I baked this bread this morning, and it turned out so good. One thing I did differently: I used nutmeg instead of ginger, since I don't really care for ginger. It gave i...

Nice bread. Make sure to take note of the fact that the 3 eggs are not used in the recipe itself for the dough; only 2 are needed. The third is for the glaze at the end. Pretty easy, you don'...

I tried this out today, only made a half recipe. I couldn't really tell there was any ginger in it, just a very slight aftertaste, next time I think I will add a little more. We wanted a quick a...

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