Hefezopf is a traditional dish for a German Easter breakfast table. It is easy and delicious and a little sweet. I used wholemeal spelt but if you prefer a light version simply use white flour instead.
Vegan Yeast braid
Easy to make delicious breakfast "bread" for Easter
- 4 cups flour I used wholemeal spelt
- 1 pack dry yeast
- 1 1/4 cup non dairy milk I used oat milk
- 1/4 cup sugar I used agave sirup instead
- 1/3 cup margarine
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 Tbsp soymeal
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- some water
- Mix 4 tablespoons of soy meal with some water until smooth. This is your egg substitute.
- Mix all other ingredients but the last 2 Tbsp. of soy meal and kneed them in your kitchen machine or by hand.
- Allow the dough to rise for about 40 minutes or until significant bigger.
- Kneed again.
- Cut the dough into 3 equal pieces
- Roll each into a long piece, put them on a non stick baking paper and join at the top.
- Start braiding just like you would do with hair ;-).
- Finish braiding and squeeze the beginning and the end a little bit together.
- Stir the last 2 tablespoons of soy meal with water and brush the braid with it.
- You could sprinkle some almond slivers or sugar on top.
- Put your braid into the cold oven and turn on 330 °F. This way your doe can still rise a bit before baking. The traditional way would be to preheat your oven but let the braid sit and rise for another 30 Minutes before baking.
- Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. You can stick a wooden toothpick in your braid. When it comes out dry without any doe stuck to it, your Easter bread is done.
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