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Luxury Easter Plaited Loaf

Prep

1hr

Bake

40 mins

Serves

12

Difficulty

Medium

About

Not only does this sweet and nutty plait look impressive, it's tastes scrumptious too! Serve to your guests straight from the oven and enjoy this warm, chocolatey dessert as an Easter Sunday treat.

made using

Unrefined Demerara

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Step 1

Mix the flour with the Tate & Lyle Demerara, arrange it in a pile on the countertop and open a cavity in the center. Dissolve the yeast in warm milk and pour into the cavity.

Step 2

Add the butter and eggs and knead very well until you get a well-bonded dough. Transfer to a bowl dusted with flour, cover with a damp cloth and let rise until double the volume.

Step 3

Extend the dough into a rectangle and brush with butter. Spread over a little more Tate & Lyle Demerara, cinnamon powder, chocolate pieces and nuts.

Step 4

Fold the dough and cut it in three pieces in the lengthwise direction. Braid the three pieces and join the three ends of each side. Arrange in a tray. Cover again with the cloth and let it rise for another 20 minutes.

TOP TIP

If you need tips on plaiting, simply divide the dough into three and put the left piece over the centre then the right over the new centre piece and continue until you've finished the dough!

Step 5

Mix 1 egg yolk with 2 tablespoons of milk.

Step 6

After the indicated time, brush the braid with the yolk-milk mixture, and bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC, for 40 minutes.

Step 7

Remove, let cool and decorated to taste.

Ingredients – 12 items

Serving

1

Flour

Plus a little extra for sprinkling

500 g
Fairtrade Unrefined Demerara

Tate & Lyle Demerara Sugar

Plus a little extra for sprinkling

150 g

Chocolate granules

100 g

Pine nuts

100 g
Walnuts

Walnuts

Chopped

100 g
Almonds

Almonds

Chopped

100 g
Milk

Milk

Warm

100 ml
Butter

Butter

Plus extra for brushing

100 g
Eggs

Large eggs

6

Egg yolks

Mixed with two tablespoons of milk

1

Dry baker’s yeast

1 sachet
Cinnamon

Cinnamon powder

For sprinkling

1 tsp

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