This delicious bread that tastes quite like brioche is the perfect breakfast, snack and accompaniment for your afternoon tea or coffee.
2 ? teaspoons yeast
1 ? cups cooled boiled milk
a pinch of salt
5 1/2 tablespoons softened butter
3 beaten eggs
1/2 cup sugar
3 ½ cups flour
3 uncooked eggs
1 ½ cups confectionary sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 – 4 tablespoons of milk
Combine yeast, milk, salt, softened butter, 2 eggs and sugar in a bowl and mix.
Add half the flour and beat using a dough hook.
Slowly add the rest of flour, or more until no longer sticky. Knead until smooth.
Place in a bowl greased with some oil, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled.
Divide into 3 pieces and roll each one to form a thick rope. Form a braid and loop into a circle.
Place on a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise, until doubled.
Brush the bread with the other beaten egg. In the middle place the uncooked eggs.
Bake at 180 degrees until golden – about 40 minutes.
Icing: Mix the confectionary sugar, vanilla and the milk, one tablespoon at a time.
Brush the bread with the icing using a pastry brush and top with sprinkles, if desired.