The recipe I used for the braided bread is this King Arthur recipe: Crusty Old World Sesame Braid. My kitchen was quite warm and it almost sat out rising too long. I had two pans of lasagna baking at 375° and the bread needed to bake at 425°.
There’s an Italian restaurant in Brady that serves the most delicious rolls and I was hoping for a recipe similar to their rolls and this bread is very close.
It was funny . I was working on it and had just set it ou to rise.
Vince walked in and looked at it. He said “Is it plain bread?” I wanted to say “No, dear. Plain bread is two loaves for $1 at the discount bread store! It was about 1 a.m. when I started the poolish for this bread. No . . it is not plain bread. I guess he saw the look on my face and he said “No . . I meant . . plain as opposed to salt rising or sourdough!” OK . . then, yes, it’s plain bread!
It really is a good recipe and not hard at all.