Hefezopf Friedas Bread

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“A 3 braided bread with sugar crystals and flaked almonds; very pretty bread. Found on Dutch site. Zaar tour 6.”
2hrs 30mins
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add butter to scalded milk; add sugar; add yeast; beat together.
  2. Add juice of lemon and eggs; beat again.
  3. Add bread flour and salt; knead until smooth.
  4. Put in buttered bowl; cover with damp cloth; let rise until double; punch down.
  5. On floured board, knead dough again.
  6. Now forming comes; one can twist the loaf from 3 strands or divide in half.
  7. Start in middle and braid out to both ends; braid tight.
  8. Lay it on a greased baking sheet.
  9. Cover with damp towel.
  10. Beat egg; brush loaf.
  11. Let rise again.
  12. Sprinkle with kosher salt, big sugar crystals, and flaked almonds.
  13. Let rise while oven preheats.
  14. Bake at about 45 minutes baking; if getting too brown lower heat to 350.
  15. These are European baking temperatures so test the bread at 20 minutes.

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