A braided yeast bread is a German Easter classic! It is a slightly sweet bread, which tastes best with butter and homemade jam.
The recipe can be varied by using raisins, dried fruits or nuts. I also really like the raisin version. The perfect thing to bring for an Easter breakfast or brunch.
I hope you enjoy the weekend surrounded by family and friends. I am definitely looking forward to a long and relaxing weekend with some good food!
What you need:
500g wheat flour
250g whipped cream
1 tablespoon dry yeast
Vanilla extract from one vanilla bean
A pinch of salt
1 egg yolk to brush the bread with
Preheat oven to 180°C
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat until you have a smooth dough
Then knead the dough with your hands
Form a dough ball and let it rest at a warm place for about 2 hours
Knead the dough and then divide it into three sausage-shaped pieces
Braide the dough and then brush it with the egg yolk
Put into the oven for about 30 minutes until the bread is golden brown