Braided bread step by step

Braided bread is not only delicious but also a stunning centerpiece for any table. Making it involves creating a rich, yeasty dough that is then divided and braided into an intricate pattern. This step-by-step guide will take you through the process of making a basic three-strand braided bread, perfect for beginners and seasoned bakers alike.


  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (about 110°F or 45°C)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten (for egg wash)


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