Baking, Sides, Vegetarian

Plaited Poppyseed Loaf

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi
  • Prep Time: 1h 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total time: 1h 23 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Plaited Poppyseed Loaf

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Wheat


  • 500g strong white flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7g sachet easy blend yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 340ml tepid water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-2 tsp poppy seeds

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  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, add flour, salt and yeast and mix until evenly combined. Stir in oil and water until the dough comes together and begins to form a ball.

  • Step 2

    Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead by hand until the dough starts to feel smooth, about 10 minutes. Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces and roll each piece into a long sausage shape, about 40cm long. Plait the strands together and tuck ends underneath dough to hold in place.

  • Step 3

    Insert both crisper plates into drawer and place a piece of baking parchment on the plates. Place dough in the centre of the baking parchment, then close drawer.

  • Step 4

    Select MEGAZONE, select PROVE, set temperature to 35°C and set time to 50 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin proving. When proving is complete, the dough should be doubled in size.

  • Step 5

    Remove drawer and brush dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Close drawer. Select MEGAZONE, select BAKE, set temperature to 200°C and set time to 18 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, bread will be golden brown and sound hollow when tapping base. Allow bread to cool on a wire rack before slicing.