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Sweet Braided Bread
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Sweet Braided Bread
Prep Time20 Minutes
Servings1
Cook Time35 Minutes
Ingredients
1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
½ cup (125 mL) warm water (110-115°F/45-56°C)
2 ¼ tsp (8 g/11 mL) active dry yeast
3 ½ cups (875 mL) Robin Hood® Best for Bread Homestyle White Flour, divided
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
¼ cup (50 mL) honey
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 egg yolks
¼ cup (50 mL) Crisco® Vegetable or Canola Oil
2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract
½ cup (125 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. In large mixing bowl, dissolve sugar in water. Sprinkle in yeast; let stand for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  2. Add 3 cups (750 mL) of the flour, the salt and next 5 ingredients and mix until a rough dough forms. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead, dusting with flour as necessary, for 10 minutes or until a smooth elastic dough forms.
  3. Place dough in large greased bowl, turning to grease all over. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand in warm, draft-free area for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Punch down dough; knead in chocolate chips. Divide dough into thirds; roll into 18" (45 cm) long ropes and braid. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in warm, draft-free area for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. GLAZE: Brush egg over surface of bread. Bake in preheated oven 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Let cool on baking sheet on wire rack. 

Recipe courtesy of Robin Hood® Baking. Find this and more recipes at robinhood.ca.

20 minutes
Prep Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
1
Servings

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Makes 1 servings
1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
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Rogers Rogers - Sugar - Fine Granulated, 2 Kilogram
$5.19$0.26/100g
½ cup (125 mL) warm water (110-115°F/45-56°C)
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Western Family Western Family - Spring Water, 12 Each
$3.79 was $4.29$0.32 each
2 ¼ tsp (8 g/11 mL) active dry yeast
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Fleischmann's Fleischmann's - Traditional Active Dry Yeast, 3 Each
$3.29$1.10 each
3 ½ cups (875 mL) Robin Hood® Best for Bread Homestyle White Flour, divided
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Robin Hood Robin Hood - All Purpose Flour, Original, 2.5 Kilogram
$7.99$0.32/100g
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
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Cote D'Azur Cote D'Azur - Kosher Salt, 250 Gram
$8.49$3.40/100g
¼ cup (50 mL) honey
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Western Family Western Family - Liquid Honey, 500 Gram
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2 eggs, lightly beaten
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Golden Valley Golden Valley - Country Golden Yolks Free Range Large Brown Eggs, 12 Each
$7.39$0.62 each
2 egg yolks
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Golden Valley Golden Valley - Country Golden Yolks Free Range Large Brown Eggs, 12 Each
$7.39$0.62 each
¼ cup (50 mL) Crisco® Vegetable or Canola Oil
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Western Family Western Family - Pure Canola Oil, 946 Millilitre
$5.99$0.63/100ml
2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract
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Club House Club House - Pure Vanilla Extract, 46 Millilitre
$16.49$35.85/100ml
½ cup (125 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
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English Bay English Bay - Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, 5 Each
$7.49$1.50 each

Directions

  1. In large mixing bowl, dissolve sugar in water. Sprinkle in yeast; let stand for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  2. Add 3 cups (750 mL) of the flour, the salt and next 5 ingredients and mix until a rough dough forms. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead, dusting with flour as necessary, for 10 minutes or until a smooth elastic dough forms.
  3. Place dough in large greased bowl, turning to grease all over. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand in warm, draft-free area for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Punch down dough; knead in chocolate chips. Divide dough into thirds; roll into 18" (45 cm) long ropes and braid. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in warm, draft-free area for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. GLAZE: Brush egg over surface of bread. Bake in preheated oven 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Let cool on baking sheet on wire rack. 

Recipe courtesy of Robin Hood® Baking. Find this and more recipes at robinhood.ca.