These are braided using 7 strands of dough.
I have been pestering my son, Ken, for the recipe for this plaited bread ever since he told me he's learnt how to bake this in his class. Today, being a holiday here, I finally managed to get him to provide me with the recipe. I thought maybe I could learn the proper way of baking bread but found that his methods are basically what I have learnt from online recipes! I learnt for free and he has to pay for his lessons! Hmmmm...
Strong Flour 500g
Eggs 2 nos
1) First blend flour, yeast, sugar and salt together, then add the wet ingredients (Milk and eggs)2) Add in the butter and continue to knead until you achieved a soft, smooth dough. Cover with a damp towel and let it rise until double in size.
3) Punch down and weigh into 50 g dough. Rest for 15 mins and start shaping your dough.
4) Rest for another 30 mins until dough has risen and then bake at 190 degC for 20 minutes. Halfway through the baking, you can take out the bread for egg wash or continue baking until your bread is done.
5) Turn out on a rack to cool. Enjoy!
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These are 5 strands plaited bread