During my kids’ winter holidays, I made these Sweet Yogurt Braids to have as a snack. They are healthy and taste delicious. And the best part? The girls loved them! I love sweet breads, don’t you? And these are particularly tasty and they also look cute, which is always a plus, especially for the kids. They also freeze well, so they are perfect for your kids’ lunchboxes! Try them and let me know how you like them!
Sweet Yogurt Braids
- 400 gms – 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 100 gms - 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 50 gms – ¼ cup butter melted
- 250 gms vanilla yogurt
- 7 gms – 2 tsp active dry yeast melted in 2 tbsp warm water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- ½ lemon zest
- 1 pinch salt
- Milk and granulated sugar for the top
Mix together the melted butter and sugar.
In another bowl, mix together the yogurt, honey, vanilla essence, and lemon zest.
Put the flour, the yeast melted in water, the yogurt mix and the butter and sugar mix in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the hook attachment.
Make into a bowl and let it rise for 2 hours.
Divide the dough into 9 pieces. Divide each piece in 3 and roll each of them into ropes.
Line the ropes side-by-side and braid them together. Seal the ends.
Place on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper and repeat with the rest of the dough.
Let them rise again for 1h30.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 175°C – 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until golden.