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I have been making this for years and giving it for gifts. It makes a great hostess gift.

These make wonderful gifts at holidays or for hostess gifts. Place in a clear plastic bread bag( I buy mine from bakery), tie with a colorful bow.


  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 TBL. + 1 tsp. oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. yeast


  • Place ingredients in bread machine in order suggested for your machine.
  • Start machine on white bread dough cycle.
  • When completed, place dough onto a lightly floured board.
  • Divide into 3 sections.
  • Form each section into an 8-9 inch rope and braid.
  • Tuck the ends under slightly and shape into a straight line.
  • Place on a greased cookie sheet or on parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to warm(200 degrees) and TURN OFF. Cover bread with a light towel and place in oven for 30-45 minutes to rise.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix an egg yolk and 1 TBL. water in a small bowl.
  • Glaze bread with mixture.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until nicely browned. Cool and enjoy!
  • Makes 1 loaf

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