These pretty braided loaves are of Jewish origin. They are sweetened with honey and enriched with eggs. It's so good that everyone will love it.
To make a simple 3-strand braided loaf, cut each half of the dough into 3 pieces. Working on a floured surface, roll the small dough pieces into ropes about the thickness of your thumb and about 15cm long. Ropes should be fatter in the middle and thinner at the ends. Pinch 3 ropes together at the top and braid them. Starting with the strand to the right, move it to the left over the middle strand (that strand becomes the new middle strand.) Take the strand farthest to the left and move it over the new middle strand. Continue braiding, alternating sides each time, until the loaf is braided and pinch the ends together and fold them underneath for a neat look.
My bread tends to end up too dense, so I wasn't expecting this to work first try - but the texture is fantastic! Great recipe! I took my loaf out (just the one, I halved the recipe) at 25 minutes as it was already getting decently brown. - 24 Mar 2013
Im querying the quantities of liquids. If I make up 500g of flour into a loaf I use 300ml of water and approx 1tbsp fats. Here for 625g, theres 300ml water, 150ml oil, 2 eggs and 5tbsp honey. Isn't this too much liquid to flour ratio? This does look lovely btw, but I can make mistakes when writing recipes sometimes so I wanted to check. - 28 May 2016
I chose this recipe because it looks very yummy and there were no reviews yet. This was easy to make and the results are delicious! The bread has a very light texture and is full of flavor. I will definitely make this again! UPDATE: My husband has very high standards when it comes to breads... when he got home and tasted this bread, he said, "You could sell this bread!" The whole family loved it! - 06 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)