Hungarian Braided White Bread

Hungarian Braided White Bread


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


2 h 30 m servings 245 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • 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 ...

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 ...

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:)

This bread was good but I would suggest to reduce the baking time,the crust got a little bit hard. I recommend it for special occasions, it looks great on the table!

This was a great suprise for my Hungarian husband. The kids enjoyed helping me make this, and we all enjoyed eating it. Very easy to get a nice texture from this recipe!

This was a fantastic recipe - yielding a very yummy bread. I added vanilla to give it more flavor and liberally sprinkled on poppy seeds as my family loves them. The bread was a bit doner t...

I made this only without the poppy seeds. It was a very nice looking loaf, and turned out to be much, much larger than I had expected (this makes a good sized loaf). If I made this again I wou...

This is the first time I ever tried to make bread. I chose something of my ancestry and it came out perfectly! It was delicious and looked like a pro had made it! Ha ha! Easy and great tasting. ...

I have made this numerous times now...comes out tasting awesome everytime and I don't change a thing. Which is unusual for me to follow something right on...Great tasting!