Saturday, 3 August 2013

Braided Bread

Braided Bread

This Bread was in my To Do list for a long time. (Source: Chefinyou) Last week I decided to bake it. It was so light,delicious and Hmmmm. I was tasting fantastic without any butter or Jam or any preservatives.

Even though it looks difficult, it is pretty simple to make.


Maida/All purpose flour - 3 and 3/4 Cups
Egg - 1
Salt - 1 teaspoon or to taste
Butter - 4 Tablespoon (At room temperature)
Luke warm Milk - 1 Cup
Dry Active Yeast - 1 Tablepsoom
Sugar - 1 Teaspoon


In a vessel, mix the sugar and salt well. To this add the lukewarm milk and stir well.

To this mixture, add the Yeast and close and leave it aside for 5 minutes.

In another bowl, take the all purpose flour,add egg,Butter, yeast mixture and knead it into a smooth dough.

Cover the Dough with a wet kitchen cloth and allow it to sit for 1 hour or till it doubles.

Once the dough is doubled, take it to a floured surface and knead it softly

Then divide the dough into 3 equal portions.

Roll each portion into thing long ropes.Place each next to each other with a 1 inch distance.

Bring all of them together at one end. Now start braiding them by bringing the right rope to the centre and so on. (Just like how we braid our hair, it is very simple)

Tuck the lower end below the Braid.Give a wash to the bread. I brushed some olive oil on top of the bread.

You can wash it with butter/egg/milk or water.

Place this on a greased Baking tray. (I greased them with Olive oil. You can use Olive oil or butter)

Cover this with a wet kitchen towel and allow it to raise for 30 minutes.

Then bake it at 220 Degree Celsius for 30-40 minutes. (I grilled for 5 minutes to get the golden colour).

Even oven is different,so keep an close eye so that you don't burn your bread.

Let them cool and rub with butter on top (Optional,I did not do it though)


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