Sweet Braided Easter Bread Recipe

Sweet Braided Easter Bread Recipe

This Sweet Braided Easter Bread is soft, delicious and easy to make bread. You can enjoy this braided bread with a cup of coffee or tea and it goes well with butter, jam or as toast.

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When I had baked this Easter bread, my whole house was filled with a beautiful aroma. The bread was tasty that my kids had finished it all within two days. They enjoyed it with butter and had said that it was so soft and moist. The bread’s sweetness was perfect!.

After finishing the bread within two days, my kids kept asking me to make it again! With kitchen aid, the process of making this bread was so easy and mess-free. My favourite part about making this bread is proofing the dough in an instant pot – this had really saved a lot of time as it only took 30 minutes.

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SHHH COOKING SECRETLY CHALLENGE:

I am sharing this recipe in our Shhh Cooking Secretly group. March theme is “EASTER BREADS,” which is suggested by Renu Agrawal Dongre of Cook with Renu. She has a fantastic collection of recipes and for this theme, she made yummy and beautiful Paska Easter Bread and muffins.

For this theme, Anu Kollon was my partner. she gave me eggs and yeast and I baked this easy Sweet Braided Bread and I gave her cardamom and yeast and she baked this delicious Paska Bread.

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INGREDIENTS TO MAKE BRAIDED EASTER BREAD:

Flour – All- purpose flour is used.

Yeast – Instant dry yeast is used, which you can directly add the flour and work. You can use active yeast also but follow the instructions on the package.

Milk – Whole milk

Butter – unsalted butter is used

Sugar – Granulated sugar

Eggs,salt and vanilla extract are used

FOR EGG WASH:

  • Egg -1
  • Sugar – 1tbsp

SWEET BRAIDED EASTER BREAD RECIPE WITH STEPWISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add milk and butter then microwave for 1 minute or until the milk is warm enough. Using a whisk, mix well and add sugar and stir well then keep aside.
  • In a bowl of a stand mixer attached with a dough hook, add flour, yeast and beat together. Now add milk mixture and continue to beat the dough again.
  • Add salt, vanilla extract and eggs and knead the dough for 5 minutes on medium speed and increase the speed and knead for another 5 minutes until the dough is soft.
  • If you’re using kneading the dough by hand, knead until it smooth and soft.
  • Lightly flour the work surface and transfer the dough on to it and continue to knead for 5 minutes until it is soft and smooth.
  • Transfer the dough to a large greased bowl and cover it with a kitchen towel for 1 to 1 1/2 hour. Here I proofed my dough in the instant pot which is so easy and quick.
  • Punch the dough and knead again for 2 to 3 minutes. Cut the dough into two equal parts. Take one part of the dough and roll it into a log and slightly flatten it with your hand.
  • Leaving the top part intact, cut the dough into three equal strips using a knife. Carefully braid the strips.
  • Transfer the dough to a lined baking tray and repeat the same with the other half. Cover the tray with a kitchen towel for approx.45 minutes.
  • Whisk egg and 1 tbsp of sugar together. Brush the egg mixture to the raised dough thoroughly. Bake at 180°C or 356°F for 25 -30 minutes.
  • Allow the bread to cool in the tray for 5-10 minutes and then move to the wire rack to cool completely
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  • Slice the sweet braided Easter bread and enjoy it with your family!

PROOFING THE DOUGH IN INSTANT POT:

  • First, transfer the dough to the greased inner pot. Then place the pot in the instant pot.
  • Next, select the yogurt mode and set a timer for 30 minutes in normal mode.
  • After that, close the pot with a glass lid/normal plate.
  • Once the 30 minutes are over, the double will have doubled in size.
  • Finally, switch off the pot and remove the inner pot.

NOTES:

  • If the dough is not proofed with in 30 minutes then increase timer for few more minutes.
  • Adjust the sugar according to your taste.

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5 from 5 votes
sweet braided easter bread
Sweet Braided Easter Bread recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
 

This Sweet Braided Easter Bread is soft, delicious and easy to make bread. You can enjoy this braided bread with a cup of coffee or tea and it goes well with butter, jam or as toast.

Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Braided bread, Bread, sweet bread
Author: Pavani
Ingredients
  • All purpose flour /Maida – 41/2 cup(500g)
  • Milk – 1 cup(250ml)
  • Instant dry yeast – 7g
  • Unsalted butter -1/3 cup(80g)
  • Sugar – ¼ cup(60g)
  • Eggs -2
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Salt-1tsp
For Egg Wash
  • Egg – 1
  • Sugar – 1Tbsp
Instructions
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, add milk and butter then microwave for 1 minute or until the milk is warm enough. Using a whisk, mix well and add sugar and stir well then keep aside.

  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer attached with a dough hook, add flour, yeast and beat together. Now add milk mixture and continue to beat the dough again.
  3. Add salt, vanilla extract and eggs and knead the dough for 5 minutes on medium speed and increase the speed and knead for another 5 minutes until the dough is soft.
  4. If you’re using kneading the dough by hand, knead until it smooth and soft.
  5. Lightly flour the work surface and transfer the dough on to it and continue to knead for 5 minutes until it is soft and smooth.
  6. Transfer the dough to a large greased bowl and cover it with a kitchen towel for 1 to 1 1/2 hour. Here I proofed my dough in the instant pot which is so easy and quick.
  7. Punch the dough and knead again for 2 to 3 minutes. Cut the dough into two equal parts. Take one part of the dough and roll it into a log and slightly flatten it with your hand.
  8. Leaving the top part intact, cut the dough into three equal strips using a knife. Carefully braid the strips.
  9. Transfer the dough to a lined baking tray and repeat the same with the other half. Cover the tray with a kitchen towel for approx.45 minutes.
  10. Whisk egg and sugar together. Brush the egg mixture to the raised dough thoroughly. Bake at 180°C or 356°F for 25 -30 minutes.
  11. Allow the bread to cool in the tray for 5-10 minutes and then move to the wire rack to cool completely
  12. Slice the braided bread and enjoy it with your family!
PROOFING THE DOUGH IN INSTANT POT:
  1. First, transfer the dough to the greased inner pot. Then place the pot in the instant pot.

  2. Next, select the yogurt mode and set a timer for 30 minutes in normal mode.

  3. After that, close the pot with a glass lid/normal plate.

  4. Once the 30 minutes are over, the double will have doubled in size.

  5. Finally, switch off the pot and remove the inner pot.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • If the dough is not proofed with in 30 minutes then increase timer for few more minutes.
  • Adjust the sugar according to your taste,

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6 thoughts on “Sweet Braided Easter Bread Recipe

  1. The brading looks beautiful and the crust and the colour on the top of the bread are so nice. Love the texture of this bread, would go perfect with some spread.5 stars

  2. Sweet braided bread looks absolutely delicious. Loved the golden brown color of the top. You braided the bread so perfectly. I would love to enjoy this with some tea or coffee.

  3. Beautiful crust and lovely soft crumb too. Easter bread looks so good and no wonder your kids asked for me. Such soft breads make such a wonderful breakfast option. Love to dunk in milk or tea and enjoy it.5 stars

  4. Beautifully baked easter bread, looks so soft, light and fluffy.. Proofing dough in IP is so convenient and time saving.. Wonderful share ..5 stars

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