Braided sweet yeast bread – a delicious classic

Sweet yeast bread is indeed a classic, but still absolutely delicious!

There’s nothing like a nice fluffy sweet yeast bread, best still warm and quite fresh. Because of my intolerances I bake it often at the weekend, and then we have some left over for half the week to eat a slice for breakfast. And I simply exchange sugar with dextrose, butter with margarine and milk with lactose-free milk. Tastes also in the “intolerance” version still delicious.

Today there is the recipe for a simple yeast bread, but the next few weeks will follow 4 other recipes with yeast dough. Rejoice on it!


Braided sweet yeast bread – a delicious classic

There is almost nothing but a delicious, fresh sweet yeast bread on Sunday. Of course, on any other day also.
Menüfolge Cake
Länder & Regionen German
Zubereitungszeit 20 minutes
Kochzeit 30 minutes
Gesamtzeit 1 hour 40 minutes
Portionen 20 Portions


  • 250 ml Milk
  • 20 g Yeast - fresh
  • 500 g Flour
  • 75 g Butter - room temperature
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Pcs. Egg
  • 1 Pcs. Egg Yolk
  • Milk - for brushing


  1. Heat 250 ml milk in a small saucepan to lukewarm, add the yeast and stir until it has dissolved.
  2. Add flour, butter, sugar, salt and the egg fill in a mixing bowl. Add the yeast milk and mix with the dough hook at slow speed. Knead about 8 minutes at the highest speed until you get a smooth dough.
  3. Cover the bowl with a towel and let the dough rest about 30 minutes in a warm place.
  4. Knead the dough briefly and divide it into 3 equal pieces. These pieces roll to about 40 cm long strands.
  5. Place dough strands next to each other and squeeze above. Now weave the strands into a braid, squeezing the ends also. Place the braid on a lined baking tray, cover with a towel and let rise 15-20 minutes.
  6. Mix the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon milk and brush the plait with it. Bake in a preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes at 175°C. Remove and let cool.


The classic braided sweet yeast bread is without any extra just simply delicious!