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Plaited Bread

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Jul 2, 2013

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Here in Australia the selection of wholemeal flour in our local supermarket Coles isn’t as I know it from Denmark. I was really in need of some proper bread. The bakeries only have white bread here so I was on the lookout for a bread recipe with wholemeal flour and I found Amo’s plaited bread. It is pretty good. I like the taste of buttermilk in the baked goods even though it then makes it less low-fat. The loaves of bread are also inviting in their plaited form.
The recipe makes two loaves of bread. I left out a couple of things from the original recipe.

Ingredients

  • 400 ml warm water
  • 200 ml buttermilk
  • 50 g fresh yeast (or 12,5 g instant dried yeast)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp sugar (I left that out)
  • 50 g butter (I left that out)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 800 g wheat flour
  • 200 g wholemeal flour
  • Beaten egg for glazing of the bread & possibly wholemeal flour for sprinkling

Directions

Mix the warm water, buttermilk and yeast. Dissolve the yeast.
Mix in the remaining ingredients and knead the dough well. Let the dough rise for 30 min. in a warm place and covered with a damp cloth.

Divide the dough into 6 equally sized buns. Let them rest for 2-3 minutes.
Roll the buns out to long “sausages” (ab. 40 cm). Now you begin plaiting. Take three “sausages” and plait them together. Press the ends flat and fold them under the plaited loaf. Place the loaves on a greased/baking paper covered baking tray and let them rise for 20 minutes. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth. Preheat the oven to 200C (forced fan 180C).

Glaze the loaves with egg and possibly sprinkle the loaves with wholemeal flour before they are placed on the bottom rack in the oven where they will bake for 40 minutes.

Plaited Bread I Plaited Bread II Plaited Bread III Plaited Bread Ready for Oven Plaited Bread Baked

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