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Braided Bread (Chlieb Vrkoc)

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“A Slavic bread commonly served at dinner. This bread will give you a warm feeling on a cold day, and remind you of simpler times.”
READY IN:
4hrs
YIELD:
2 loaves
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in lukewarm milk.
  2. Combine evaporated milk, water, and butter.
  3. Sift flour into a deep bowl.
  4. Add yeast mixture to flour, then add evaporated milk mixture.
  5. Finally add beaten egg yolks and salt.
  6. Knead very well.
  7. Cover and set in a warm, draft-free place for 2 hours.
  8. Divide into two balls.
  9. Roll one out on a floured board into a rectangle and divide into three parts, then do the same with the other ball.
  10. Let sit, covered, for 15 minutes.
  11. Braid three parts into a loaf (center goes over outer part, alternating). Do the same with the other loaf.
  12. Allow to rise 1 hour in a warm place.
  13. Brush both loaves with melted butter.
  14. Bake for 10 minutes at 350, then for 1 hour at 375 (internal temp should read 190).

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