Swiss Butter Bread Braid

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    2hrs 15mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    2
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    1261

Beautiful soft yeasted bread, pass the butter please! Slightly sweet, but makes the most awesome toast when no longer fresh and hot from the oven.

recipe updated 8 Oct 2019

Ingredients

  • Butter icon
    Butter
    50g (about 3½ tbsp)
  • Milk icon
    Milk
    300ml (1¼ cups)
  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    500g (about 4⅛ cups)
  • Fresh yeast icon
    Fresh yeast
    30g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Sugar icon
    Sugar
    2 tsp (8g)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    1 (50g)
  • Milk icon
    Milk
    1 tsp (5ml)

Tools

  • kCook icon Pastry brush
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Add butter and milk to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Heat - approx 2 min, 50°C, speed 2
  4. Then add bread flour, fresh yeast, sugar and salt to the TM5 bowl
  5. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 6
  6. Knead - approx 3 min, dough
  7. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to work surface
  8. Wrap loosely with plastic wrap
  9. Let rest onto work surface until doubled
  10. Pre-heat oven - 220°C
  11. Divide into halves with dough scraper
  12. Roll
  13. Twist
  14. Prove until doubled
  15. Add egg and milk to a clean small bowl
  16. Beat until combined
  17. Brush
  18. Prove dough slightly
  19. Bake until light golden - 12 min, 220°C
  20. Let cool completely
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