Bread Baking Day #6: 4-strand Poppy Seed Plait

BreadBakingDay #6
Eva from Sweet Sins hosts the 6th round of bread baking day. Her challenging theme: shaped breads. I am not very talented in shaping „pretty“ breads like Petra aka Cascabel or Breadchick. And my three gentlemen are very picky with the size and the appearance of their bread slices. But I take up the challenge and participate with a 4 strand plait, instead of 3. It was easier than I thought, but I have to work on the technique to get a more even shape.

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Title: 4-strand Poppy Seed Plait
Categories: Baking, Bread, Yeast
Yield: 1 Recipe

4-strand Poppy Seed Plait


500 grams   Wheat flour Type 550
1 teasp.   Salt
300 ml   Milk
40 grams   Butter
1 pack   Dried yeast
1 teasp.   Sugar
2 tablesp.   Poppy seed, white
      Poppy seeds, white
1     Egg yolk, beaten


978-3980005838* Jutta Kürtz
Das Brotbackbuch*
Verlag Wolfgang Hölker 1975
ISBN 978-3980005838
  Edited *RK* 01/15/2008 by
  Ulrike Westphal


Prepare a soft dough from all ingredients, let rise for 1 hour.

Turn the risen dough on to a floured board, punch to deflate the air bubbles and knead gently for 1-2 minutes. Divide the dough into 4equal pieces and roll each one into a sausage shape.

Plait the 4 pieces over each other, and turn the ends under.

Place the plait on a the prepared baking sheet and leave to prove in a warm place until doubled in volume.

Brush with the beaten egg, sprinkle with poppy seeds and bake in a preheated oven, 200°C for 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.


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7 thoughts on “Bread Baking Day #6: 4-strand Poppy Seed Plait

  1. Boaz (Gast)

    Beautiful braid. I love braiding dough (especially for challah). I often find that the trickiest part is getting a braid that is plump in the middle and tapered on the edges. Your challah is gorgeous.


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