Chocolate egg bread

Chocolate egg bread

https://www.coop.co.uk/recipes/chocolate-egg-bread

This plaited bread is enriched with butter and then decorated with a simple syrup before being covered in sprinkles and chocolate eggs!

  • Feeds 12Feeds 12
  • Ready in 1 hour

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    13%
    1115kj 265kcal
  • Fat
    Med 13%
    8.9g
  • Saturates
    Med 23%
    4.7g
  • Sugar
    Med 24%
    21.4g
  • Salt
    Med 8%
    0.45g

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 39g

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Ingredients

  • 180ml Co-op British whole milk
  • 50g Co-op unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Co-op British free range eggs
  • 500g Co-op white bread mix
  • 60g Fairtrade caster sugar

For the decoration

  • 2 tbsp sprinkles, plus extra to decorate
  • 150g chocolate eggs
  • 50g Fairtrade caster sugar

Method

  1. Put the milk, butter and two of the eggs into a jug and whisk to combine
  2. Tip the bread mix into a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, then make a well in the centre
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the well and mix with a wooden spoon until a loose dough forms
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 mins, until smooth and elastic
  5. Put into a large, lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for an hour, or until doubled in size
  6. Cut the dough into three equal pieces
  7. Working with one piece at a time, shape each into a rope about 40cm long
  8. Lay the ropes together lengthways on a lined baking sheet and plait together to make one large loaf
  9. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rise again for 30 mins, or until puffed up
  10. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6
  11. Whisk the remaining egg with 1 tbsp water
  12. Brush all over the loaf and bake in the oven for 25-30 mins, until golden
  13. Meanwhile, put the sugar and 3 tbsp water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil
  14. Cook for about 2 mins, until syrupy
  15. Brush the loaf with the sticky syrup, leave to cool slightly, then decorate with the chocolate eggs and extra sprinkles

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