Brioche (Rich White Bread)
Makes a 1 1/2 lb. loaf
2/3 cups warm milk
2 Tbs butter, softened
2 large eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Rapid Rise/Bread machine yeast
Add all ingredients to bread machine pan in the order listed.
Set machine to dough setting.
At the end of the cycle, remove dough from pan onto a lightly floured surface. Roll in to bread shape or divide into three equal pieces and roll into ropes. Braid the three ropes; tuck ends under and place into lightly greased loaf pan.
Cover with towel and allow to rise in a warm place until 1-inch over top of pan, about 1 hour.
Gently brush top with beaten egg white.
Bake in a 350F oven for 35 minutes, tenting the top with foil if browning too quickly.
Remove from pan and allow to cool before slicing.