Plaited loaf

Plaited loaf

Plaited loaf

Plaited loaf

Plaited loaf

Prep Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course BREAD
Servings 16

Equipment

  • 1 Glass tray

Ingredients
  

For the dough

  • 42 g fresh yeast
  • 150 ml milk, 3.5% fat | lukewarm
  • 500 g plain white flour
  • 70 g caster sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 pinches of salt

For glazing

  • 1 tbsp milk, 3.5% fat

For sprinkling

  • 20 g flaked almonds
  • 20 g crystal sugar

For the glass tray

  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions
 

  • Stir the yeast into the milk to dissolve it.
  • Add to the flour, sugar, butter, egg, lemonzest and salt and knead for 6–7 minutesuntil you have a smooth dough
  • Form the dough into a ball, place in abowl in the oven and cover with a dampcloth
  • Prove using the settingsindicated for proving phase 1
  • Grease the glass tray. Divide the doughinto 3 strands, each weighing 300 g andmeasuring 40 cm in length
  • Plait the3 strands and place the dough on theglass tray
  • Brush the plaited dough with milk andthen sprinkle it with the almonds andcrystal sugar

Automatic programme:

  • Start the Automatic programme and thenplace the plaited dough inside the oven.

Manual:

  • Prove the dough using the settingsindicated for proving phase 2. Thenbake the loaf.

Notes

Settings for proving yeast dough
Proving phase 1
Special applications | Prove yeast dough
Temperature: 30 °C
Proving time: 30 minutes
Proving phase 2
Special applications | Prove yeast dough
Temperature: 30 °C
Proving time: 15 minutes
Automatic programme for baking
Bread | Plaited loaf
Programme duration: approx. 50 minutes
Manual
Oven functions: Fan Plus
Temperature: 160–170 °C
Booster: Off
Pre-heat: Off
Crisp function: Off
Duration: 35–45 minutes
Shelf level: 2
Useful tip
Knead 100 g of raisins into the dough
according to taste.
Keyword Miele The Cookbook (Baking, Roasting, Cooking), Plaited loaf
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