Sweet Braid

Sweet Braid

Sweet Braid

For the dough:

300 g flour
1 sachet (7 g) dry yeast
30 g sugar
a pinch of salt
160 g luke warm water
45 g melted butter

For the filling:

40 g dark chocolate
jam of your choice
20 g chopped walnuts
10 g raisins
3 tsp honey
some grated lemon zest

powdered sugar for dusting

Knead all of the dough ingredients into smooth dough. Divide into 3 equal parts and leave covered to proof for an hour.

Flatten each piece of the dough into long strip. Spread jam over the first, place chopped chocolate over the second and spread a mixture of raisins, lemon zest, walnuts and honey over the third. Roll each piece so that the fillings are inside. Create a braid with them and leave for another 60-90 minutes to rise once more.

Bake in a preheated oven on 180° for about 40-50 minutes. Line baking pan with baking paper because the fillings might leak. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Note: I am sending this to Susan for this week’s YeastSpotting.

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  • Meg Luby February 16, 2011 10:33 am

    Love this, thanks for sharing! Yummm for all things sweet and doughy :)

  • Ana Powell February 16, 2011 2:56 pm

    So perfect and what a wonderful flavour.
    Lovely click ♥

  • Mihaela February 16, 2011 3:51 pm

    Ovako nesto nikad ne odbijam :)))

  • sanja February 17, 2011 12:46 am


  • Andrea February 17, 2011 2:21 am

    Jako je lijepa, a punjene s čokoladom, pekmezom i orasima mora biti baš posebno. :)

  • Joy February 17, 2011 12:13 pm

    Ohh I love this bread. It looks great.

  • Sandra’s Easy Cooking February 17, 2011 12:19 pm was blocking when I go over the foodbuzz..
    this looks fantastic! Love your photo!
    Ciao Bella

  • Leanna @ February 17, 2011 12:34 pm

    Beautiful! I would love to have this with my morning coffee :)

  • Kate @ February 17, 2011 1:50 pm

    The bread looks wonderful and I love the filling that you used – delicious!

  • briarrose February 17, 2011 6:58 pm

    Incredibly beautiful loaf. I love the chocolate filling. Amazing job.

  • zorra February 18, 2011 3:51 am

    Looks awesome! I would like to have a piece of it right now.

  • RavieNomNoms February 18, 2011 9:22 am

    That’s gorgeous

  • Rochelle (Acquired Taste) February 22, 2011 6:17 am

    Beautiful bread! Looks fluffy and sweet and just delicious.

  • ZaremaXabi December 25, 2011 8:49 pm


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