This is a traditional bread enjoyed in Switzerland on Sundays for breakfast.
Place flour into a bowl, creating a small hole in the center. Sprinkle salt around the edge and place yeast and sugar into the hole.
Mix egg and egg white together in a 2-cup measuring cup. Add enough water to reach the 1 1/4 cup mark. Stir in milk. Add melted butter. Pour into the center of the flour. Mix thoroughly, adding more milk or flour as needed until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let rise for 30 minutes.
Cut dough in 1/2. Form each 1/2 into a long roll. Lay rolls out in front of you on a work surface in an ‘X’ shape. Braid bread by constantly switching the ends. Place bread onto a baking sheet, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise for 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Brush bread with beaten egg using a pastry brush.
Bake in the preheated oven on the middle rack until golden, about 30 minutes.
Per Serving: 203 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 29.1g; fat 7g; cholesterol 42.9mg; sodium 309.9mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as clear bread.
To make this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can start it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.