For one plait

  • 500g flour
  • 20g fresh yeast / 7g dried yeast
  • 100g butter
  • 80g sugar
  • 1/2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • some lukewarm milk to add


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add the lukewarm milk at the end, enough to make a good dough mixture. Knead the dough on a flat surface for 5 minutes or so until your hands are clean of the mixture.
  2. Leave the dough to rise in a warm place and covered with a clean cloth, until doubled in size circa 30-40 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  4. Once the dough has risen, split it into three even pieces and roll each out like a long sausage. Once they are all the same size plait them pressing the ends together. Place on a baking tray covered with baking paper and pop the Hefezopf into the oven for 30/40 minutes, making sure the bread bakes through properly.

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