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Homemade Bread Basket

This is an easy and inexpensive gift for any occasion.


  • * 200 grams bread flour

  • * 4 grams yeast

  • * 20 grams sugar

  • * ½ teaspoons salt to taste

  • * 100 milliliters water

  • * 1 whole beaten egg, divided

  • * 20 grams butter, melted


  • 1.

    In a mixing bowl combine flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix 1 minute. Next add water and half of the beaten egg. Mix. Add butter and combine. Knead by hand until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

  • 2.

    Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. After that, punch the dough down and make a round ball and allow to rise for 10 minutes longer.

  • 3.

    Now take the ball and roll out with a rolling pin until you get a large square 11 x 11 inch and 1/8 thick.

  • 4.

    Cut the dough into strips – 1/2 inch width.

  • 5.

    Weave your lattice design on a piece of oiled parchment paper.

  • 6.

    Lightly grease the top of the 7 inch diameter metal bowl (use butter or cooking spray). Now transfer the paper with the latticed dough into the metal bowl. Trim any excess dough.

  • 7.

    Place the remaining 1/2 inch width long strips around the edge (rim) of the dough basket.

  • 8.

    Now place bowl on a greased baking tray and allow to rise for 35 minutes. Brush the remaining beaten egg over the basket.

  • 9.

    Bake at 200C for 20 minutes. Check after 15 minutes – if basket is browning too quickly cover with foil.

  • 10.

    When basket is completely golden brown remove from oven. After cooled, remove bread basket from the bowl.

  • 11.

    Serve with butter or jam.

  • 12.


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Posted by Charlie15Report
Stella: You have such great ideas, thank you so much for sharing.
Posted by stella diasReport
Dear Charlie15
Thank you.Best wishes.