Winston Knot Bread

Hello everyone!

As you know, I love baking bread at home and today’s bread is my favorite bread that I’ve made so far. It is so beautiful and eye-catching. Your friends and family will think you’ve put a lot of effort in making it,but in fact, it is not that difficult! After doing it once, you’ll get the hang of it quickly and you can make it again without even looking at the recipe.

SO without further adieu, I present to you probably the most stunning bread ever! πŸ˜€

3.5 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons dried yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons light olive oil
Sesame/poppy seeds        


1. Pour 350ml warm water in a jug and mix in the yeast. Then, add the oil and stir.
2. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
3. Add the water mixture to the dry ingredients and combine to form a rough dough.
4. Transfer to a table and knead until you get a soft dough.
5. Place the dough back in the bowl, cover and let sit for 1 hr until doubled in size.
6. Transfer the dough to a table, punch it back and then divide it to 6 equal segments.
photo 1

7. Roll each segment into a 25 cm cylinder.
photo n18. Place the cylinders in cross shape like this:
photo 2
9. Fold the top left portion over the cross:
photo 310. Bring the top right portion under the cross, then over the shorter hand:
photo 411. Bring the outermost left hand over:
photo 512. Bring the outermost right hand under, then over:
photo 613. Bring the outermost left hand over:
photo 714. Pinch the remaining segments together so there aren’t any loose cylinders:
photo 815. Turn the dough over and VOILAAA!!
photo 916. Brush with water (or egg) and sprinkle some sesame or poppy seeds on top if you like.
photo 1017. Cover and let rise for 30-45 minutes.
18. Preheat the oven to 220C.
19. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.

20. ENJOY!!!! ~~~~~ πŸ™‚

22 thoughts on “Winston Knot Bread

    1. Hi Liz! Oh wow thanks a lot ! yes it’s definitely worth the effort!… I’m thinking of adding some spices to it this time I make it, may be cinammon and chocolate powder, it must turn out interesting! Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚


  1. I want to have it with my breakfast. It looks so fresh and palatable. Well done. To make it more shiny you can brush the top with white egg!


    1. Hi Lou! Thanks a lot for your lovely comment! I’m sure a professional baker like you will make a much prettier braided loaf, whenever u decide to try it!… Hope you’ve had a great day πŸ™‚


      1. Oh I’m literally counting the days till winter ends here!… U know my chilli had lost all it’s leaves and fruit, but luckily is starting to regrow tiny leaves and I’m so happy πŸ˜€ it needs more sunshine for sure!… Take care xx


    1. Thanks and yes it did! I adore the smell of fresh bread filling the house πŸ™‚ (p.s. Sorry for replying late, I’ve become addicted to instagram and i run out of time to check my blog! I’m trying to update both regularly from now on πŸ˜‰ )


    1. Hi Cathy! Apologies for the late reply, it’s been a crazy year!!
      Yes you’re right! That’s a typo which I have now fixed. It should be 350ml (millilitres). Hope u had a great Xmas πŸ™‚


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