Braided Sweet Bread

"This recipe comes from my best friend's aunt. It is a wonderful, chewy sweet bread that I can't keep my hands off of whenever I make it! Just a great, simple sweet bread recipe."
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Ready In:
2hrs 35mins
2 loaves




  • Mix together water, warm milk, and yeast.
  • Add melted margarine, sugar, salt and flour.
  • Knead dough, place in bowl, cover and let rise in warm place 1 hour.
  • Divide dough into 6 parts.
  • Shape dough into 6 long pieces (length of baking sheet).
  • On baking sheet, braid 3 of the pieces together like you would hair, then braid remaining 3 pieces together.
  • Cover and let raise 1 more hour.
  • Brush beaten egg on top and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

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  1. Made this recipe with my nephews today for dinner! They had a great time braiding their dough and it tasted delicious.
  2. Topped with marmalade lasted all of 45 seconds
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  3. I've never made bread before and chose to try it out. I chose this recipe and am so happy I did! My husband loves it and says it was the best bread he has ever had. Thats pretty good since he is a bread connoisseur! I am going to make this recipe a tradition in my family!
  4. I added some red food coloring and made it into 2 heart shaped breads for valentine's day, then drizzled them with a light strawberry glaze. They turned out lovely and was a big hit with my daughter! Used my bread machine to make the dough, so it was really simple and fun to make.
  5. Wonderful and easy recipe. I have made this three times now and each time I get better at braiding! I do a four strand braid (I think it looks prettier). Though, this tastes so good out of the oven that the taste pales when it's been out of the oven for more than a couple of hours.


  1. Topped with marmalade after baking
  2. I would say YUM if my mouth wasn't full of this delicious bread.It was easy enough to make, the hard part is waiting for it bake.I was able to get 7 pieces of dough instead of the 6 so I used that to make a mini braid for the kids.They loved that idea.I say try this with some honey butter and you'll be coming back for more.Thanks MandA!!!


I am a single gal, living on my own; currently working as an Occupational Therapist & living in Cumberland, MD. (It is "God's Country" out here...beautiful!) I LOVE to cook and bake, and love anything that looks, tastes, smells, or even closely resembles a veggie. I LOVE moo-cows, and therefore, cannot bring myself to eat any part of the adorable critters (i.e. NO RED MEAT!!) I love the outdoors, and pride myself on being the master griller on the fire pit. My mother's side of the family is 100% Polish, so I have an inborn passion for cooking...unfortunately, along with that comes a love of eating, too!! But, hey..u only live once, so I say "EAT, DRINK, and BE MERRY!!!"
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