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1 Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:15 pm

bethk

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OK, so Beth is on her own with Jetfan's Egg Bread recipe and instructions....we'll see just how good our good friend, Stephan, is with his recipe...LOL, seriously, I know this is good, so now we have to see if Beth can do it on her own.

I took his original recipe and halved it, as he suggested. The hardest part was dividing the original 3 beaten eggs into 1-1/2 beaten eggs. I think I learned someplace that an egg is approximately 1/4 cup so I figured half an egg would be 2 Tbsp. Anyway, here's the recipe I used:

Egg Bread – Single Loaf
(from Jetfan at cooking.com)

Ingredients
• 1 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
• 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
• 3/4 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
• 2 T. sugar
• 1-1/2 t. salt
• 2 eggs, beaten (reserve 2 T. for egg wash at end)
• 2 T. butter, softened
• 3 1/2 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• reserved 2 T. egg
• 1 tablespoons water
• Sesame seeds

Directions
• Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter and
2 cups flour; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

• On a floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes.
Place in greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise
in warm place until doubled, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

(Beth's notes: I used the paddle attachment on the KA stand mixer to incorporate and mix the first 2 c. of flour to a sticky dough, then used the dough hook attachment as I added the balance of the flour and let it knead in the bowl for approximately 5 minutes. Finally, I just finished with about 10 or 12 turns of the dough on a floured mat to finish it before turning it into the oiled bowl to rise.)

• Punch down. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 30
minutes. Divide into six portions. On a floured surface, shape each
into a 14-in.-long rope. For each loaf, braid three ropes together
on greased baking sheet; pinch ends to seal. Cover and let rise
until doubled, about 50 minutes.

• Beat egg yolk and water; brush over loaves. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake @ 350° 25 – 30 minutes or until internal temperature of 200°

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I'll add pics as my dough progresses.....

2 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:37 pm

bethk

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OK, here's the bread as it's starting to rise. I don't know if Andrea suggested or if I read someplace to cover the bowl with plastic wrap to keep the air from drying the dough but use a towel over top so if it's in the sunshine there's no condensation to drip on the dough. But that's what I did.

3 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:53 pm

bethk

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After 1 1/2 hours my dough sure looks doubled in size! OMG, the fragrance when I pulled back the plastic wrap.....heaven!



I punched it down...couldn't resist a little "play time" - then rolled it over to round it in the bowl, recovered with the plastic & towel and back into the sunshine for the second rise, about 30 minutes Stephan suggests....

4 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:20 pm

Imelda HL

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beautiful Beth... I'm going to bake some too.. tomorrow

btw.. I have a bowl like yours.. I bought them ( with a smaller one) 13 years ago at a garage sale.. at that time we were in very tight budget.. though now I have many more bowls, I still keep it ( the small one broke already ) for my bitter sweet memory
 Laughing 

5 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:41 pm

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I got those bowls as a wedding shower present 45+ years ago. The color has faded from the outsides from being washed in the dishwasher but I love 'em and use them weekly. I still have all four ~ and my Andrea says when I pass she's gonna come and grab 'em before I'm cold....lol

6 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:56 pm

bethk

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OK, so here's a bunch of pics of my bread as it progressed:

doubled on the second rise.



divided into 8 pieces (I use a kitchen scale to get them even).



each piece rolled out to about 14" long and placed on my parchment covered sheet pan



start braiding / weaving until you run out of bread dough



tuck the sides and ends to form a beautiful loaf



brush with egg wash & sprinkle with sesame seeds if you like



bread ready to go into a 350° oven for 25 - 30 minutes

7 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:33 pm

bethk

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I temperature tested after 25 minutes with my Thermapen thermometer and decided to let the loaf bake for another 10 minutes....oh, and about half way through I turned on the oven light and decided it might be getting brown too quickly so I lowered the oven temperature to 340°. The fragrance is to die for.....



I don't know if I can wait for it to cool to cut it....

I have to wait. I don't want it to tear. I have to wait. OMG, I SHOULD HAVE MADE A BABY BUN TO TASTE TEST!



and it's not easy...but if you try to take a smilin' pic of yourself in a mirror this is what you end up with.....I'm so proud of my bread!

8 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:53 pm

Imelda HL

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goodness Beth.. no wonder you look so happy.. you have successfully made a beautiful bread.. I'm going to make it too.. soon  Laughing 

9 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:08 pm

bethk

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I cannot tell you how proud I am of that silly loaf of bread....I've made more than my share of quick breads but have always been intimidated by yeast breads. Dumb, I know, but I don't think I'm all alone in my reluctance to be a regular bread baker.

One of these days I'm going to put together all the ingredients for Pete's everyday bread, the one he baked twice a week without fail.

10 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:43 pm

bethk

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OK, my bread is cool. I should wait until my supper to try it....but I just can't wait. OMG, it is SO good! The texture is excellent and the taste is wonderful. I just hope Stephan stops by to see my pics. Thanks, Stephan. I couldn't have done it without you!

11 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:52 pm

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freaking awesome..I would be showing it off to the neighbors .. Then again I would have eaten half of it. Hog that I am.. pig 

12 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:56 pm

Imelda HL

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bethk wrote:OK, my bread is cool.  I should wait until my supper to try it....but I just can't wait.  OMG, it is SO good!  The texture is excellent and the taste is wonderful.  I just hope Stephan stops by to see my pics.  Thanks, Stephan.  I couldn't have done it without you!


    you go Beth   

13 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:19 pm

bethk

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Aw, thanks guys....it just amazes me that I did it by myself...I've always been so intimidated ~ well, that and a few epic failures that turned out like brick door-stops. I just love when our friends share their best recipes.

14 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:19 pm

NormM

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Great pictures. Great results. Congratulations.

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15 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:28 pm

Imelda HL

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I made it.. I made it.. manually... no mixer or bread machine kneading   







Parmesan cheese instead of sesame seeds







with Nutella

16 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:38 pm

bethk

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Woo Hoo!!!

You ROCK, Lady! You did a fantastic job. I really like that idea of the parmesan, bet it made it super yummy.

Isn't that a nice dough to work with? It really gave me confidence to keep trying.

    

17 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:42 pm

Bugster2

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That bread looks so yummy! Beautiful job!

By the way, where is jetfan?

18 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:54 pm

bethk

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Last time we chatted with him he had been visiting his family in Long Island and he and his wife were trying to get their house ready to sell, hopefully then move to California to be close to grandchildren. It's been a while so I'm thinking he's just really busy.

By the way, today is his birthday so think good thoughts and maybe he'll stop by soon!

19 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:08 pm

Bugster2

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Do you know where in California?

20 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:23 pm

bethk

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nope

21 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:38 pm

Imelda HL

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 Beth and Bugster2.. it was yummy.. the Parmesan cheese added crunch and saltiness on the crust  

Beth... do you mind if I copy and paste the recipe and put it on my blog? some of my friends ask for it... thank you

22 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:32 pm

bethk

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Of course, Imelda, feel free to pass the recipe to anyone who'd like to have it.

That's one of the best things about the people we have on our forum, they share their best "tried and true" recipes and are pleased to have them passed along to others. Sharing is all in the fun!

I'm sure Stephan (Jetfan) would be pleased.

23 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:06 pm

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Ladies, your braided loaves look delicious!

Beth, it was fun seeing what you looked like, too! Thanks for sharing that pic of yourself -- heck, I'd be proud, too, of that loaf!

24 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:10 pm

bethk

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Oh, that pic wasn't ME....it was just some old lady who was facing me (in the mirror)! lol

25 Re: Jetfan's Egg Bread on Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:22 pm

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Hello all,
Sorry I haven't been around much. with work and trying to sell this place, I just don't go on the computer much.
Ladies, I bow to your breads. They are beautiful!!! Better than I could do. And thank you Beth for remembering my birthday. You are a good friend.
Looks like we are going to try to move to Jersey. The daughter in California is talking about moving in the future. So it's back into the snow to be with family. So much to think about and then to find jobs. At 61, it ain't easy.
Thanks for remembering me. and I'll try to come back more. Stephan

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