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What is the difference between egg bread and basic bread?

Asked by Ame_Evil (3041points) May 7th, 2010

My breadmaker bread book has both recipes and I wanted to try out the egg bread because I have excess of eggs at the moment that need using up.

So what is the difference between the two? Is egg bread good for sandwiches?


/edit I do not mean eggy bread, but bread that has egg in the dough.

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marinelife's avatar

Egg bread is rich and tasty. It has a yellow cast to it. It makes great toast, sandwiches, french toast.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

The egg bread has a bit more bulk to it and a yellowish color. It’s quite good for sandwiches and a good way to use up excess eggs before they go off. NF

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Seek's avatar

Well, one is made with eggs, for starters.

^_^ I prefer egg bread to plain white bread when I have my Breadman going. It’s a bit heavier, and doesn’t… smoosh as easily as the white bread (which comes out so soft it’s hard to spread butter!). Good stuff. Even better is the Breadman recipe for Milk Bread, and cottage cheese bread.

silverfly's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr I just bought a breadman like two days ago and am making my first whole wheat loaf right now! I should be enjoying it’s goodness in 20 minutes. :) I haven’t tried the egg bread yet, but I’m definitely eager to try these things. I’ve never had egg bread… sounds interesting. Go breadman!

Seek's avatar

Yay, Breadman!!

The cheese bread is great, too. And the zucchini bread is to. die. for.

Oh, and when you get a chance, try out the jam recipes. Not something you’d want to do all the time, because the recipe makes a ton and it doesn’t last long, but it’s so yummy!

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janbb's avatar

If you’ve ever had challah, that is one type of egg bread. It is fine for sandwiches and particularly good for making French toast with.

gailcalled's avatar

Egg bread goes stale much faster than regular yeast bread. On Fridays I buy a challah here and eat it throughout the day like cake. On Saturday, I dunk it into soup or tea. On Sunday, if there’s any left, I can use it as a door stop.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I love challah and I make it very well too. Whenever I visit my daughter, she asks me to make it for her family. It tastes like love to me.

gailcalled's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence : Why haven’t I ever met men like you? I bet you braid your challah and put an egg glaze on it as well.

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Dr_Lawrence's avatar

@gailcalled You are so right!

YARNLADY's avatar

In spite of the similarity of ingredients, the simple addition of a couple of more eggs produces a much richer, slightly heavier loaf, that is more like cake.

gailcalled's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence ; Any older brothers lying around your house?

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