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Columbus Day Italian Sweet Loaf

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 2 pk Dry yeast
  • 1/2 c Brown sugar
  • 1/2 c Warm water
  • 1/2 c Melted butter
  • 2 Whole eggs plus 3 egg yolks
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 4 1/2 c Unbleached white flour
  • 1 Egg yolk combined with: 2
  • -tsp flour
  • 2 ts Sugar
  • 2 ts Water


Dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in warm water in a large mixing bowl.

Set aside for about 10 minutes or until the yeast has become foamy. Stir in
the butter, eggs, additional yolks and salt. Blend well. Add the flour, 1
cup at a time, mixing well. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and
knead with additional four for about 5 minutes or until the dough is
elastic and not sticky. Divided the dough in half. Flatten and shape each
half into a round loaf. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover loosely
with aluminum foil, and let rise in a warm,draft free place until the
loaves are doubled in bulk, about 1-2 hours. Brush the egg mixture on the
top of the loaves and slash twice with a sharp knife. Sprinkle with
additional sugar and bake in a preheated 325 F oven for 35-40 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack before slicing. Makes 2 loaves.

Origin: Hearth and Home Companion Shared by: Sharon Stevens

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