I stumbled across this copy cat recipe a few years back, and thoroughly enjoy making it for the family.
I have made it in a loaf pan, as dinner rolls and as a braided loaf as seen in the picture above. Of course its delicious no matter what the shape of it is.
1 C water
½ C sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp salt
1 Tbls butter
3 1/3 C bread flour (I’ve used regular flour, and it came out the same for me)
2 tsp yeast
Put ingredients in bread machine and set for dough cycle. (I didn’t have a bread machine when I made mine so I used a regular stand mixer) When complete, remove and separate into three sections. Roll each out like snakes and mesh ends together. Braid and press ends together. Place in baking dish and allow to rise for 25-30 minutes.
(TIP: before braiding your bread, heat your oven to 175 degrees and then turn it off. Put your braided bread in the warmed oven to rise.) Brush melted butter on top after rising. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
For dinner rolls separate into 12 – 24 pieces. roll gently in your hands tucking the edges under to make a smooth ball.