poppy braid

Poppy braid – a Sunday braided bread in a different way!

I’m sure you are already busy with all the preparations for the New Year’s Eve menu. That’s why today there is not much text, but only a recipe for a special braided bread for the New Year’s Brunch. It’s a little sweeter than the usual one, with a fine nutty aroma and a little more texture.

I wish you a happy new year and hope to continue to keep you company with my blog.

Braided bread with poppy seeds


  • 500 g flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 20 g yeast: equivalent to 1 packet of dry yeast or ½ fresh yeast cube
  • 75 g butter
  • Approx. 3 dl milk


Put the flour, salt, poppy seeds, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Heat milk and butter together in a pan until the butter is melted, then add the milk and butter to the remaining ingredients and mix/knead everything together to a smooth dough. Leave to rise for about an hour. The dough should double its size. Then either form it into a round loaf of bread or into a braid.

poppy braid

Brush with milk or egg to obtain a glossy surface.

Put in the cold oven and bake at 180°C for about 50 minutes. The bread is fully baked when it sounds “hollow” when you knock on it.

Good New Year’s Brunch!

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