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St. Patrick's Day Green Bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
27 mins
Total Time
47 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 loaves
  • 4 Cups Warm Milk
  • 8 Tsp. SAF Instant Yeast
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Oil (I use olive oil)
  • 3 Tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 13-14 Cups White Flour
  • 1 Ounce Food Coloring (Green for St. Patrick’s Day)
  1. I start with a Bosch Mixer, although you could make this in a bowl. I put the yeast, warm water, salt, oil, and sugar in the bowl. I then add the eggs and lightly mix it in the Bosch so the eggs do not “cook.” This is where I add the food coloring. Then I add the warm milk and flour slowly. I continue to add flour until the bread dough pulls away from the sides of the Bosch bowl. I knead for about 7-8 minutes. I place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. I let the dough rise until double the original size. I punch down the dough and make into loaves and place these in greased pans (I make seven-1-pound loaves). I let it rise once again (using the same plastic wrap) until it doubles and then I bake them at 350 degrees for 27 minutes. I lightly butter the tops of each loaf after baking and remove from the pans.
Recipe Notes

I like to use different colors of food coloring for different holidays. It takes a whole bottle (1 ounce) of green food coloring for this recipe. ***You can cut the bread into circles, that's really fun. You can also make French Toast with green bread, I love it!