Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Braided bread rolls | Kukskitchen

This is a recipe that I wrote down from the hairy bikers. I love most of their recipes. See how you like it.

Braided Bread rolls


500g/1lb 2oz unbleached strong white organic bread flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp salt
2 tsp dried yeast
30g butter or lard, softened
75ml milk, warmed
225ml warm water

oil, for greasing


  • With your fingers, mix the white flour, salt and dried yeast in a bowl.
  • Rub the softened butter or lard into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Mix the warm milk with the water.
  • Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix together with your hands until the dough is well combined. Bring the dough together into a ball.
  • Using floured hands, knead the dough on a clean, floured work surface for 20-25 minutes, or until the dough is elastic and smooth. If necessary add a little more warm water to loosen the dough.
  • Return the dough to the bowl and cover with a clean damp tea towel or cling film. Set aside for 1-1½ hours in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size.
  • When the dough has risen, return it to a floured work surface and knock it back.
  • Separate the mixture into eight parts and roll each into a ball. Flatten each slightly with the palm of your hand and transfer the rolls to a baking tray, placing them close together. Cover the tray with cling film and set aside for another hour, or until the rolls have doubled in size again.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7.
  • When the rolls have expanded, dust them with the rice flour and transfer them to the oven. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.
  • Alternatively you can divide the dough into four parts, roll each into long rods and braid them like you would your hair.

I found this video in you tube which demonstrates a four strand braided bread. Try this folks!

Thanks MrHappyfood for uploading this video.

Sherin deepu


  1. That is one beautiful bread!

  2. Beautiful braid you done very well. I have weakness to home made breads

  3. wow beautifully braiding loving dear will use all the tips from ur video thank you.

  4. Wow!Looks Amazing.thanks for linking so many recipes to my event.

  5. U have a beautiful space dear. Wanted to be a part of it. :-)


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A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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