Tuesday, March 10, 2015
If you would like to do the braid it is very simple. Just use some of the dough you made for the rustic bread, divide it in 3 and roll each piece about as thick as a large hot dog and braid the 3 pieces together. Let it rise for about an hour then give it an egg wash (egg white and a table spoon of water brushed on the top of the dough) Sprinkle with seeds (I used poppy on one strand of the braid and sesame on the other two) and bake at 450 for 20-25 minutes (until the top is brown and it sounds hollow when tapped on bottom). We tried to let it cool but it was still warm when we started pulling pieces off and smearing them with butter.