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This Bread is really a basic white flour bread enriched with egg - adding the eggs to the loaf however gives it a richer flavour and creamier crumb, as well as a golden finish to the crust. The slices have a great crust and soft in the middle - perfect for sandwiches. This is a bread you can do from the start till the end in the bread machine - or like on this picture do the dough in the machine and then bake seperately in the oven.
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
water see method
500g (4 1/2 cup) flour
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp dried yeast
Method using a bread machine:
1. Put the eggs in a measuring cup and add sufficient water to give 300ml (1 1/2 cup)
2. Mix lightly and pour into your bread machine pan.
3. Sprinkle over the flour covering the water. Add the sugar, salt and butter in seperate corners and make a mold in the middle for the yeast.
4. Set the machine to basic/normal settings if you want to bake the bread in it as well or use the dough setting if you want to bake it seperately in the oven. For the latter - take it out of the machine when the dough cycle is finished and place in a bread baking pan - let rest for 15 min then brush it with a beaten egg and bake in the oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 25 - 30 minutes depending on your oven - if you think it´s about ready - you can always take it out and if you hear a hollow sound when you tab on it´s bottom it´s ready.