Plaited bread in 5 easy steps


I was craving freshly baked bread so I decided to bake some and I mean who can resist freshly baked bread??? Especially in the colder months where we need a little comfort food haha .

Ingredients:
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • spices : cayenne pepper , white pepper , aniseed
  • 1 tablespoon melted salted butter
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 cup luke warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

~this is what whole aniseed looks like, in case you don't know~

Step 1 :
Mix together the water sugar yeast melted butter spices and salt stir really well.Slowly start adding 2 cups flour mixing it until its a smooth texture , then add the remaining flour .Move the dough onto a floured surface and start kneading the dough for about 3 minutes.

Step 2:
place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl and place it in a larger bowl filled with boiling hot water , cover and let it steam ,set aside until its doubled in size ,a draft free place works perfectly .

Step 3:
after its raised place it on a floured surface and punch down  for about 3 minutes separate the dough into 3 balls .

Step 4:
roll the ball of dough between your hands to create 3 ropes

Step 5: 
Now is the fun part pinch the one end and start braiding the dough , place it on a greased baking tray and let it rise again be sure to cover it with a clean cloth., about 50 minutes into the second raising time Preheat your oven  and once its raised enough lightly brush egg over it and bake it for +/-40 mins.



39 comments

  1. Ooh, this looks delicious! I love making bread so I must definitely try this! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Please let me know if you like it when you do make it xo

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  2. now this looks so delicious... love it :D
    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/2013/05/inspirational-thuesday.html

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  3. Omg this looks amazing! I can't wait to try it.. so much for giving up carbs lol ;)

    Thanks
    Natalie

    http://coraltintedperceptions.blogspot.com/

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    1. Girl I have an on going battle with carbs haha

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  4. you make it look so easy...i'm sure i'd mess it up in some way!!

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  5. I agree with two birds, you have made it look so easy!
    Looks SO good!
    And much better for you than store bought breads that have all the preservatives in... bread from the supermarkets in London lasts a suspiciously long time!
    Lulu x

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    1. I think that's why I bake bread so much , I want to know what is in it .

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  6. Awesome post, my dear.

    Have a great day,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  7. It looks delicious :)

    Marisa x
    http://stylingdreams.blogspot.pt/

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    1. I have to say it tastes good too xo

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  8. Ooh, looks gorgeous- and so yummy. :)

    Hope you had a good weekend, doll!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Thank you Ashley hope you had an amazing weekend xo

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  9. I am such a sucker for baked bread! Meghan, this looks soooo good. I NEED to learn how to make this. HAHAHA :D Good stuff girl!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Its so easy Kim trust me you'll be baking it so regularly .

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  10. Hi girly,

    Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! Those shoes are not only adorb but they are comfy too.

    You are killing me right now with this bread post! I love bread but i try to stay away from it. ahhhh now I am craving it.

    I love that you are from South Africa. I would love to visit South Africa one day. You are so pretty!!

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    www.SoStaja.com

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    1. Who can resist comfy and cute shoes right?! thank you so much for the sweetest comment.

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  12. I adore bread so much that I could live on it alone. Well, with a little chocolate thrown in every once and a while!! This looks amazing, and as usual, your photos are impeccable! Craving bread now!!!

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    1. Chocolate with anything is like heaven hehe

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  13. Wow! Never baked bread before but this post makes me want to start asap! Thanks for the inspiration.
    xL

    The Marcy Stop

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    1. This will be an awesome recipe to start with , super easy .

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  14. MMmmm, there is just something about seeing warm oil or butter on bread. Mouth watering...
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. That is so true !! cant resist it.

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  15. I'm so hungry now... I love bread so much!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  16. Nothing hits the spot like some fresh baked bread! I'm the ultimate carbaholic:)! This looks sooo delicious! I wish I could just take a bite out of it!

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    1. I know I shouldn't enjoy it as much as I do , but freshly home baked bread is sooooo good.

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  17. That looks so great! Love the smell and taste of home made bread.

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  18. This looks so good! Thanks for the recipe :)Just started following you on Bloglovin as I love your blog! I'm new to blogging so I'd very much appreciate if you could comment, follow or just take a look at mine :)

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    1. I'm so glad you liked this post xo

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