October 3, 2013

Best Young Baker – Plaited Bread Recipe


  • Strong Flour – 470gr
  • Salt – 5gr
  • Butter (softened) – 35gr
  • Milk (30ºC) – 225gr
  • Caster Sugar – 10gr
  • Egg (medium) – 50gr
  • Yeast (dried) – 10gr


  1. Place flour and salt in mixing bowl and mix together.
  2. Add the butter to flour and mix in by hand
  3. Mix milk, egg, sugar and yeast together using a hand whisk.
  4. Add liquid to mixing bowl and combine all ingredients together.
  5. Empty out onto work top and knead for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Place the kneaded dough in the mixing bowl, cover with a plastic bag and set aside to ferment for 30 minutes.
  7. Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and mould into round balls.
  8. Using both hands roll each ball out into a rope about 25cm long.
  9. Make 2 x 3 string plaits. Place on a baking parchment papered baking tray.
  10. Egg wash well and set aside until fully risen (about 35-40 minutes)
  11. Bake at 200ºC for 25 minutes

Thanks to The Baking Academy of Ireland.



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