Swiss Butter Bread Braid

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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    Total Time
    2hrs 15mins
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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.

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recipe updated 8 Jun 2020


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


  • 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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