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sweet braided easter bread

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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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: International
Author: Pavani


  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • Instant Pot
  • Baking tray


  • All purpose flour /Maida - 41/2 cup(500g)
  • Milk - 1 cup(250ml)
  • Instant dry yeast - 7g
  • Unsalted butter -⅓ cup(80g)
  • Sugar – ¼ cup(60g)
  • Eggs -2
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Salt-1tsp

For Egg Wash

  • Egg - 1
  • Sugar - 1Tbsp


  • 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 ½ 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 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
  • Slice the braided bread and enjoy it with your family!


  • 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.



  • 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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