Braided Bread Recipe Tips : How to Bake a Braided Bread Recipe

Uploaded by expertvillage on 11.02.2008

Hi, my name is Brandon Sarkis, on behalf of Expert Village. Today, I'm going to show you
how to make a braided wreath of bread. Ok, so it's been about forty five minutes to an
hour, so we'll pull it back, and we'll see that we've proofed up rather nicely. A couple
parts here you want to make sure that, you know, where you pinched it, that it stayed
pinched together. It did, so we're going to take our sole remaining egg, and we're going
to crack it into that. I'm just going to take my brush here, and break it up. We're just
going to brush the outside of this with whole egg. What this is going to do is it's going
to make the outside nice and shiny, and give it some extra color before you throw it into
the oven. You want to make sure your oven's on at 350 degrees. That's pretty important
I guess, because we're not going to bake anything unless the oven's on. We're just going to
take our egg here, and you want to make sure you take the time to really brush every single
part. Don't be sloppy; there's not rush. The good thing about the eggs is if you make sure
you brush it on the seams, it will make sure your bread sticks together, and doesn't start
isolating itself at the seams where it starts to almost pull apart. The idea is with the
finished product, because you want a bread that is able to be pulled apart, but you don't
want it to cook that way. You don't want it to cook where pieces will start to cook away
from each other. That would be bad. You get all sorts of weird issues if that starts to
happen. That is good, so now we're going to take this and we're going to toss it in our
oven. At this point, if you want to sprinkle any sort of seeds or anything on the outside,
this is the time to do it. We're going to get ready to put this in the oven. What I'm
going to do is I'm actually going to take a little bit of salt, and salt the outside
of it. This is all optional stuff here, and because I like black pepper a lot, I'm going
to pepper the outside of it, too. If you have any seeds or anything, this is a good time
for that, as well. So Into the oven now for about...So into the oven now for about thirty
minutes at 350 degrees, and we will come back when it's all ready, and show you what the
end result looks like.