The Best Beginner Recipes for Braided Breads

Once you start braiding bread dough, you'll never want to stop! Braided breads are a beautiful addition to any family dinner or outing. The braids are easy to make, and the resulting loaf is perfect for passing around the family table to tear off chunks for the dinner plate.

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    Braided White Bread

    Braided White Bread

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    This beginner's braided white bread is braided into 2 beautiful loaves! This is a fantastic recipe for people just learning how to bake yeast breads. It's perfect for pairing with your favorite soups or pasta. If you're cooking to impress someone, this bread will definitely add to your presentation.

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    Braided Sabbath Bread

    3-Egg Challah Bread

    The Spruce

    A traditional Jewish bread called challah, braided Sabbath bread is a delicious bread for any day of the week. Use it with your dinner or take it with you on a romantic picnic. Either way, it's sure to be super delicious. This recipe makes 2 loaves of white egg bread that are topped with poppy seeds.

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    Czech Hoska

    Czech Hoska

    The Spruce / Barbara Rolek

    Czech hoska is a beautiful, rich bread made by Bohemians and Czechs. Similar to challah, hoska is made with eggs and butter. It can be baked with or without raisins. If you don't eat it all while it's fresh, its leftovers are perfect for bread pudding or some scrumptious french toast.

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    Braided Farmer's Cheese Bread

    Braided Farmer's Cheese Bread

    The Spruce / Elizabeth Yetter

    The first time we tasted farmer's cheese, we knew we had to try baking it into bread. This recipe for braided farmer's cheese bread is fabulous for family dinners, pasta night, and for picnics. Also, don't be afraid to gift it to any foodies you have in your family!

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    Sweet Yeasted Bread

    Sweet Yeasted Bread

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    This sweet and lightly spiced sweet yeasted bread is perfect to bake for some company. Brew a pot of your favorite coffee on the side and you've got the perfect breakfast.