Hearth Bread

Hearth Bread

 1/2                Master Bread Dough -- fresh or thawed

1 egg
1 tablespoon water
Sesame or poppy seeds

Divide dough into three equal pieces. Roll each piece to 16-inch rope.

On greased baking sheet, braid three ropes together; pinch ends to seal. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 90 minutes.

Beat egg with water; brush on braid. Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seed. Bake at 400ºF for 25 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

Yield:
“1 Loaf”