Breads, Holiday, Traditions

Jack Bread … childhood favorite 

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…


1/3 cup melted butter

2packets yeast

1 cup warm water

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

5 cup flour

1 egg yolk

1 T water

Raw sugar

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.

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