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Why Is This the Best Bread Ever? Our Secret Recipe Revealed!

Updated: Feb 20


This is the best bread I've made to date. Of course, I've been making bread for years, but lately, I've been experimenting more. This is my version of "Challah/Brioche Bread," it's so soft and delicious!


Ingredients

Read the instructions thoroughly before you begin. If you have any questions, I'm here.

  • 409 grams of warm oat milk

  • 10 grams of active dry yeast

  • 15 grams sugar

  • 100 grams honey

  • 120 grams of avocado oil

  • 1 tbsp. salt

  • 5 eggs(one to the side)

  • 1020 grams flour

Let's get started by gathering and measuring all of the ingredients. I find measuring ingredients by weight yields more accurate and reliable results.

You can substitute the oat milk for water or whole milk.



Preheat the oven to 375

  1. Pour the active dry yeast into the warm milk along with the sugar. Make sure the milk isn't hot at all, or it will kill the yeast. Let the yeast bloom for about 10 minutes.

  2. Add the four eggs one at a time, ensuring each egg is incorporated.

  3. Now, add the oil and honey and mix well.

  4. Mix in your flour a cup at a time until it forms.

  5. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth

  6. form dough into a ball and grease a large bowl. Put the dough into the bowl and cover it with a dish towel or plastic wrap; place it in a warm spot to rise for an hour.

  7. Once the dough has doubled, punch it down, cover it, and let it rise for another hour.

  8. Grab your baking pan or rolling pin if you plan to attempt the three-strand braid. I did both, and I don't think I did too badly for my 1st time trying a braid.

  9. Grease your pan, add 1/2 of your dough, cover it, and let it rise for 20-30mins

  10. Now divide the other 1/2 into three equal pieces and roll them out. Next, create three strands, stick one end together, and start braiding. (see video for alternative method)

  11. Allow it to rise for another 20 to 30 minutes.

  12. Finally, that fifth egg is the star and the secret to that beautiful color and shine. Create your egg wash and spread it onto your bread.

  13. Bake for 40 mins. Halfway through, bast it with more egg wash and continue baking

  14. Once done, place it on a cooling rack. Then enjoy!



Braiding and Ball Methods

Unfortunately, I forgot to capture the methods because I was too busy trying to figure it out myself. Lol, so here are my best illustrations of the process. You can split your dough evenly for the loaf bread and the braided loaf, or as I suggested above, for a large loaf.



















To achieve this beautiful loaf, use the ball method. Let it rise for 40 minutes and bake it after basting it with egg wash.










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