Recipe by awalde
This is a delicious traditional Swiss homemade Sunday bread
Top Review by Katzen
What a lovely bread! The butter measured 1/3 cup, and the flour, 3 2/3 cup. I'd not braided bread successfully before, so I'm glad I found instructions (a video) that helped me succeed this time! I tucked the ends under for a finished look. The bread went to the landlord downstairs as a treat; they came up to say thanks and say how absolutely it was ten minutes after I brought it to them! It was so pretty and smelled so wonderful that I made a second one for us. I did use the bread machine on the dough setting to make the dough, and what a beautiful, soft, dough it made. Made for Veggie Swap 30 - January 2011 - Thanks so much for posting, awalde!!
- 250 ml lukewarm milk
- 75 g butter or 75 g margarine
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 500 g bread or 500 g baking flour
- 15 g fresh yeast
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large bowl mix the warm milk, sugar, salt, butter, egg yolk and 200 g flour.
- Mix with the hook for 1 minute.
- Add the yeast and mix for 2 minutes again.
- Add the remaining 300 g flour and work with the hook.
- When the dough has pulled together and becomes smooth and elastic (after about 5 minutes) you can form the braid.
- Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and roll each piece into a 60 cm long cylinder (or 3 pieces of 30 cm). Braid the pieces together and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. This is the method that I use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcPnB0Sgc-Q.
- In a small bowl, mix egg white and water and brush the bread with this mixture.
- Let the dough rest after forming for 90 minutes until it doubles in size.
- Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C for 20 to 25 minutes (heat and timing are basing it on convection oven), until golden.