Hungarian Braided White Bread

Hungarian Braided White Bread

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"A beautiful loaf to see and even more wonderful to eat."

Ingredients 2 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 245 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 420 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Let stand until creamy, about 15 minutes.
  2. Mix the egg, egg yolks, sugar, and salt. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast mixture with the egg, egg yolks, sugar, salt and 3 cups of the flour; stir until well combined. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes.
  3. Turn out onto a floured bread board, and cut into 2 equal parts. Form into cylindrical loaves; let rest for 20 minutes. Divide each loaf in half and roll into a long rope for braiding. Fasten the 4 ends together. Braid. End by fastening the ends, and turning each end under the loaf. Place on cookie sheet, and cover with a towel until doubled in size, about 40 minutes.
  4. Brush risen loaf with a beaten egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
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  1. 43 Ratings


This was the first time I made bread without using my breadmaker....and it was very good. It looked very "fresh from the bakery" whole family loved it. I didn't bake it nearly as long as turned golden brown very quickly


GREAT recipe! Most excellent flavor. Looks too pretty to slice into! I brushed 2 tablespoons of soft butter all over the top(s) as soon as the loaf(s) came out of the oven. Since the basics of kneading, rising and braiding are not included; I would suggest the novice baker do a little research on these three fundamental elements of baking bread, before tackling this recipe. I know the rest of us will include this delicious bread in our favorites file. Thanks so much for sharing. Peccavi P.S. Don't forget to lightly grease your cookie sheet before placing your braided dough on it for the last "rise". Anyone that's stumped trying to braid a four strand, see my Profile for my email address. I'll send step-by-step instructions.


This Hungarian Braided White Bread is the best ever. Hungarian Food is the best of all. So many different things to cook. This bread is great:)