Apricot Braided Breakfast Bread#BreadBakers

This Apricot Braided Breakfast Bread is a sweet, light, tender bread studded with dried apricots. Serve it for breakfast slathered with your favorite jam.

1¾ Cups All Purpose Flour
11/4 Teaspoon Instant Yeast
1 Tablespoons Sugar
½ Teaspoons Salt
½ Cup +- Warm Water
1 Tablespoon Oil
1 Egg - beaten- reserve 1tsbl
2 Tablespoons Dried Apricots - chopped
Egg Wash
Remaining Egg
1 Teaspoon Water

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour, and salt.
In a another bowl add warm water, sugar, yeast, egg and oil mix well to combine then add flour to this mixture. Knead it well to make a smooth dough. Take this dough on to a work surface and knead again till smooth and soft. Then flatten the dough add dried chopped apricots and knead for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. 
Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. 
Cover, let rise until dough doubles in size.
Punch down dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Pat into a rectangle.
Cut into equal piece. Shape each piece into a rope.
Then stretch the rope a little by rolling it.
Twist the ropes together. 
Place on a cookie sheet. Cover, let rise until for 25 minutes or until indentation remains after touching.
Mix the egg yolk and water to make wash by beating together. Coat the top of the loaf with egg wash.
Bake in preheated 200°C oven 15 to 20 minutes. 
Cool completely before slicing.
Slice, Enjoy slathered with your favorite jam or butter.
Labels: Apricots, Braided Bread, Bread, Bread Bakers, Breakfast
Dried Fruits - Bread Bakers - January 2023 #BreadBakers is a group of bread-loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. We love breakfast breads like this!

  2. I love the twist on this loaf! Apricots are a favorite.

  3. Lovely use of your apricots, Sneha!

  4. I love the chewiness of dried apricots and their flavor. Lovely loaf, Sneha!

  5. Sneha, this looks delicious. I can't wait to try it. We always have dried apricots in the pantry.