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! 😀
3.5 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons dried yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons light olive oil
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.
7. Roll each segment into a 25 cm cylinder.
8. Place the cylinders in cross shape like this:
9. Fold the top left portion over the cross:
10. Bring the top right portion under the cross, then over the shorter hand:
11. Bring the outermost left hand over:
12. Bring the outermost right hand under, then over:
13. Bring the outermost left hand over:
14. Pinch the remaining segments together so there aren’t any loose cylinders:
15. Turn the dough over and VOILAAA!!
16. Brush with water (or egg) and sprinkle some sesame or poppy seeds on top if you like.
17. Cover and let rise for 30-45 minutes.
18. Preheat the oven to 220C.
19. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
20. ENJOY!!!! ~~~~~ 🙂
22 thoughts on “Winston Knot Bread”
This is the best bread i’ve seen in months. I bet it must taste really delicious and the photos are great too! Thanks for sharing!
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 🙂
I am still admiring your lovely bread, Maybe I should try making it!
Thanks Liz! Let me know if you give it a go 🙂
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!
Thanks so much!! I will try your tip and tell u how it turned out, also will bring u a slice 😉 xx
Wow Parisa, you did bake a lovely loaf, perfectly shaped!
I am so intrigued by these breads but never tried myself…I must try!
Have a lovely week
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 🙂
I am not a professional baker just very passionate and I need to learn new things too 😉
Today I am cleaning the pantry, I cam back from holiday from holidays and found nasty insects in flour and rice 😦
Hi Parisa ! Your breads are always wonderful, and so appetizing ! This one is particularly beautiful ! Yummy 😉
Hi Sylvie! How have u been? Thanks so much! That’s really kind of u 😉
I’m fine, thank U Parisa! Hope you too ! Summer is cold, but I’m soon in hollidays (only 2 days left !!) How is autumn in Australia? Bye 😉
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 😀 it needs more sunshine for sure!… Take care xx
Oh my goodness I bet that smelled amazing coming out of the oven!
Thanks and yes it did! I adore the smell of fresh bread filling the house 🙂 (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 😉 )
I’m addicted to IG, too! Lol.
Oh wow it looks so incredibly delicious! ❤
Thanks Arielle! I enjoyed eating this bread sooooo much! 😀
Haha I can understand why! I love your blog, I just followed you! 🙂
Followed back 😉
I am confused by the amount of water to add to yeast? The recipe says “350 water.” What does that mean exactly? It does not say the amount of water. Please help.
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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 🙂