Mustard and Thyme Braided Bread

Tiffany Bannworth


This bread goes well with some many things. To add even more zing, add 2 cups of extra sharp cheddar.



★★★★★ 1 vote

1 braided loaf
2 Hr 15 Min
40 Min


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3 c
2 c
wheat flour
2 c
3 Tbsp
active dry yeast
2 c
whey (can replace with water)
2 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
1 tsp
1/2 c
grainy, spicy mustard
3 Tbsp
dried thyme
3 Tbsp
flour to knead

How to Make Mustard and Thyme Braided Bread


  • 1Heat whey. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Then allow to cool to warm.
  • 2Add yeast and whisk leaving no clumps.
  • 3Let sit for 10 minutes, until bubbly.
  • 4In a mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients. Mix.
  • 5Then add mustard. Do not stir.
  • 6Pour in yeast mixture. Mix well. Should be quite sticky.
  • 7Dump dough onto flour surface. Knead with floured hands, adding flour when kneaded.
  • 8Then in a lidded pot, spray with non-stick oil and set the dough in.
  • 9Allow to rise for 1 hr. Then remove and punch down. Knead once again for 2 minutes. Then put back in pot for another hour.
  • 10Then divide dough in half. Form into desired loaves. I like to make one smaller loaf sometimes and some braided dinner rolls.
  • 11Optionally sprinkle with kosher salt and cook in oven at 350 for about 40 min. The rolls about 20 min if you choose to do so.
  • 12Also, you can optionally paint with melted butter, fresh out of the oven. Then allow to cool and serve.

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About Mustard and Thyme Braided Bread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads, Other Breads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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