- 2lb 3oz of wheat flour
- 700 ml of warm milk
- 3.5 oz of sugar
- 5 oz of butter
- 0.5 oz of baker's yeast
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
In several Central European countries like Ukraine, develop a special bread for the Easter meal. This meal consists of slices of smoked ham, horseradish, mustard, boiled eggs, etc., all accompanied by a delicate braided, fluffy and golden and crispy bread. In rural areas in other countries, like Romania, a traditional bread which can vary in shape, but their preparation is almost the same everywhere is made. Here it is the recipe for this delicious braided bread for Easter.
See how to make braided Easter bread:
1. Dissolve a tsp of sugar in a little milk. Add the yeast, stir and let stand in warm place for 25 minutes.
2. Sift the flour and mix it with the yolk, salt, yeast and half the butter. Knead until dough is elastic. Go slowly adding the remaining butter while kneading.
3. Make a bun, sprinkle with flour and cover with a clean cloth. Let stand in warm place until doubled in size. Cut the dough into 3 equal parts, elongated shape them and make a braid.
4. Place the bread on a greased plate in the oven and leave in warm place until doubled in volume. Brush with egg and carry to the preheated oven at 400°F for 50 minutes, or until cooked and golden.
Alright, we finish to make braided Easter bread recipe, now its time to eat and delight.