Imagine a combination of chewy, crusted french bread - and - the best white bread you’ve ever had. The shiny, yet tender crust encloses a lightly sweet and delicate bread - just begging for soft butter and homemade strawberry jam. The braiding produces a really beautiful crust, enhanced by brushing with egg just prior to baking.
This beautiful bread is well known in my ward and neighborhood because of one of the best cooks I know - Becky Hansen. She has a way with bread - and this is evidence of that.
I’ve made this several times in the past few weeks
- it’s that good. It’s a great choice for serving with a buffet of soups (which we did this weekend for General Conference). I also served it with Swedish Meatballs, then again with Taco Salad.
This bread can round out a meal that you’re not sure men will think is 'substantial' enough (you know what I mean - salad and soup are usually not embraced by men as ‘real’ food...) It’s also spectacular for adding to a meal you take to someone who needs a little comfort.
For the recipe, complete instructions, and step-by-step photos - go to :