How do bakers braid or plait those intricately-woven loaves of bread that we’ve seen at the bakery? Perhaps surprisingly, braiding bread is pretty simple in concept and can be simply made with some practice, as demonstrated in this braiding video by Titli Nihaan from The Bread Kitchen. Watch as she demos seven braiding techniques that can be used for bread, yarn, rope, decorations, hairstyles, and more.
All kinds of breads can be twisted and braided, from Estonian Kringel, to Cranberry Orange Braided Bread, to Swiss Zopf, to traditional Challah Bread. If you try out a recipe and braid it, be sure to let us know.
In the archives: More bread videos, including Kinfolk’s How to Make Stick Twist Bread on the Campfire and Behind the scenes at Tartine Bread.