Herby Braided Loaf


Preparation info

  • Makes


    Braided Loaf
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      55 min

Appears in

The Pink Whisk Guide to Bread Making

The Pink Whisk Guide to Bread Making

By Ruth Clemens

Published 2013

  • About

A fragrant braided loaf flavoured with your favourite fresh herb combination. Finely chopped herbs flavour the Challah dough wonderfully without any chunky additions that would make rolling strands and braiding difficult.


  • 490 g (1 lb oz) strong white bread flour
  • 40 g ( oz) sugar
  • 2 egg yolks, large
  • 1 egg, large
  • 40 ml/37 g ( fl oz/ oz) vegetable oil
  • 160 ml/160 g ( fl oz/ oz) water, cold
  • tsp salt
  • tsp fast action yeast
  • 5 tbsp fresh mixed herbs such as basil, oregano, parsley and tarragon, finely chopped
  • Oil for greasing


  1. Follow the Challah method but add 5 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh herbs to the bowl of ingredients before mixing to a rough dough.