STREAMING NOW: Simply Nigella
sparkle sparkle

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Easy to prepare, no machines required!”
2hrs 55mins
3 Medium size loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Use a large metal/glass bowl (not plastic) and put in 1/2 cup warm water.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast over the water then add 1 tbsp sugar.
  3. The yeast should start foaming.
  4. Warm up another half cup water and add, followed by the oil, salt, eggs and sugar.
  5. Mix thoroughly wooden spoon.
  6. Add flour and mix.
  7. Knead the dough thoroughly for a couple of minutes then remove from bowl.
  8. Wipe bowl clean and oil it.
  9. Return dough to bowl and flip over so is lightly coated.
  10. Cover bowl with a towel and leave a couple of hours until dough has at least doubled in volume and then punch it down.
  11. Braid the dough and put on baking paper, covered.
  12. Leave to rise again.
  13. Brush egg and sprinkle popppy seeds or sesame seeds over the top if desired.
  14. Bake at 325F for 25 minutes.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a