Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Today I Made Some Bread

Today I made some bread. The ladies at my church are having a service meeting tonight. We are all bringing a service to share so I decided to make my mother-in-law's Egg Twist Loaf recipe. It is a delicious bread and it is even better toasted.

Here is the recipe

2 pkg yeast
2c warm water
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c oil ( I use canola)
4 tsp salt
3 eggs slightly beaten
About  7 1/2 c flour ( I don't think I use so that much)

Mix the yeast, water, sugar, oil and salt well in a bowl, then add 3 eggs. When mixed add 3 c flour. Gradually add 4 1/2 c to 5 c flour ( I did not use so much flour). Knead. Let raise 1 1/2 hours. Cut in half, then roll into oblong. Cut into three strips and braid. ( This time I cut the dough in 3 and made 3 loaves braiding as explained. I put the bread on a regular bread pan).  Spread beaten egg over the top and sprinkler sesame seeds or poppy seeds over if desired. Let it rise again about 1 hour. Bake at 375 for 40-45 min. Check your bread after 30 min in the oven. 
It is delicious toasted with butter and honey. 

Then, I embroidered a kitchen towel with a Fall theme.

I put the  kitchen towel around the bread and both things in a cellophane bag.

I decided to tied a brown ribbon for a cute look. 

Who wouldn't like to receive a gift like this, home made bread on a pretty embroidered kitchen towel.