A Unique and Delicious Braided Bread

Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 45 mins

I got this from my relative a few years ago and now everyone loves it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the yeast, honey, milk, and butter, stir, and leave for 15 mintues to dissolve.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture and egg. With a wooden spoon, stir from the center, incorporating flour with each turn, to obtain a rough dough.
  3. Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a clean bowl, cover, and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Grease a baking sheet. Punch down the dough and divide into three equal pieces. Roll to shape each piece into a long thin strip.
  5. Begin braiding from the center strip, tucking in the ends. Cover loosely and leave to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375*F. Place the bread in a cool place while oven heaats. Brush with the glaze and bake until golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Set on a rack to cool completely.
Most Helpful

This is a delicious bread! I expected a same old same old, but it was tasty and easy. I wish that I hadn't made the three strands so thin and long, the finished pieces weren't very big. I didn't glaze it either, but the crust was almost flaky! Thank you so much!

DiabeticMom April 11, 2005

Easy to work with and tasted great!

Andtototoo! February 25, 2014

I picked out this recipe to use up a leftover egg yolk in my fridge, and I was pleasantly surprised! This is by far better than any sourdough or french bread that I have had or made. This almost sweet bread is good to snack on or to serve with butter during a meal. It's addictive!

Oenophilly March 18, 2009