Jack was a wonderful family friend that always payed a visit with his famous sweet warmbread to share neighborly love. I will alwAys remember his sky blue eyes and hearty laugh. I found the recipe that was close to Jacks and relive the tradition sharing these loaves with neighbors and friends on holiday mornings. Enjoy…
1 cup warm wateR
2 eggs beaten
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
5 cup flour
1 egg yolk for egg wash
1 T water
Disolve yeast in wArm water
Add melted butter, sugar, salt, eggsand flour.
Knead on floured suface until smooth but not tough.
Place in greased bowl let rise 1 hour
Divide into four pieces
Shape into 18″ rope and braid two together
Repeat with other two ropes
Cover on baking sheet- rise 45 min
Brush with yolk water and sprinkle with corse suger
Bake 350 for 20-25 min
( stale loaved make amazing bread pudding or french toast. )
This can be made in large setting bread makers.