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This is a super easy Thermomix version of the traditional chollah. It is in the fast and easy cooking Thermomix book, and I find it makes a perfect plaited loaf every time. Less than 3 minutes Thermomix time, 90 minutes proving and 20 minutes in oven- perfect!


You’ll need

  • 200g milk – I prefer a non dairy alternative, like almond milk, brought to tepid at 37° in TM bowl, before adding other ingredients
  • 400g strong white flour ( I used King Arthur)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 sachet rapid rise instant yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 30g butter
  • 40g honey

To finish- beaten egg and poppy seeds ( or sesame, or seed of choice)

Once milk is 37° add all the ingredients and mix for 20 seconds, sp 3. Then kneed on dough setting for 2.5 minutes. Tip the silky dough into a large lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave to double in size, in a warm place. Tip out onto lightly floured mat and divide into three. Roll into long sausage shapes and plait. Leave covered for second prove for about 40 minutes. Brush generously with beaten egg and sprinkle with seeds before baking at 220°C/425°F for 20 minutes.

While the three strand plait is traditional, you can of course shape it in any way you like. Be adventurous.

This bread is perfect for freezing – that’s if it makes the freezer!






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