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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 -⅓ cup(80g)
  • Sugar – ¼ cup(60g)
  • Eggs -2
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt-1teaspoon
For Egg Wash
  • Egg - 1
  • Sugar - 1tablespoon
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 ½ 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,