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
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.
Published by Gritcooking- A Southern Girls Taste
I was raised on a large farm in a small community of Long Shop, Virginia. Just a stones throw from Blacksburg, Va and a short drive to the WV boarder. I grew up appreciating Appalachia cooking with low budgets and home grown veggies. What honestly tastes better than a warm tomato out of the garden sliced fat with salt and pepper? Maybe a bowl of good brown pinto beans and cornbread. Or even better grilled trout fresh caught from the creek!
My childhood was a dream... and what has made my passion for food- sharing good meals with good friends and loved ones.
My food always has a story and always in sizes to share.
I now have begun a new adventure with my love Jason, and we created the Bellman and Concierge LLC and reopened the beautiful Oaks Victorian Inn. A childhood home I knew well growing up and now saving for many to enjoy as a Boutique Bed and Breakfast. Cooking for guests and sharing traditions. Come visit us at
Im a county girl with a lot of love to share and I share in my cooking, stories and big hugs. Girl raised in the South cooking- that's me! GRITCOOKING!
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