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Braided Sweet Challah Bread Recipe (Video)

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Braided Sweet Challah Bread Recipe (Video)

Cooking method: Baking
Courses: Dessert
Difficulty: advanced
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
60 min 40 min 10 min 110 min
Servings: 6 person
Calories: 285kcal
Best season: all

Making the braided bread is actually much simpler than you might think. This bread is soft & fluffy with just the right touch of sweetness.




  1. Add 2 tablespoon icing sugar to the lukewarm milk, and the yeast.
    Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes, allowing the yeast to activate.

  2. When the yeast is activated, can be made the dough.
    Place the flour, salt, eggs, milk with yeast, sugar in a bowl.

  3. Knead until the wall of the bowl is clean.
    When the dough is knead well, add the melted butter. Incorporate well.

  4. Cover, and set aside, let the dough rise for for 35 minutes.

  5. After 35 minutes divide the dough in 4 equal parts.
    First version, if you have a braided mould, will be easy. Place the dough in to the mould.

  6. Version 2.
    Divide one of the quarter dough to 6 equal parts.
    Start rolling them into ropes, and repeat with all 6 parts.
    Braid the sweat bread as I do in the video.

  7. Will need 2 egg wash.
    First now, the second after 10 minutes.
    After 10 minutes, sprinkle the top with sesame seeds, or your favourite seeds.

  8. Bake in 180 °C  (356 °F) preheated oven for 40 minutes.

    Enjoy! Good Appetite!