This delicious Eastern European bread is great for breakfast or as a party snack!


Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 55 mins
3 hrs 25 mins
1 9-inch loaf


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.

  • Combine milk and margarine in a 1-quart saucepan; heat over low heat until milk is very warm and margarine is mostly melted, about 5 minutes.

  • Beat milk mixture into the flour mixture on low speed until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add remaining 2 cups flour; beat until a soft dough forms. Switch to the dough hook and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

  • Transfer dough to a greased bowl. Turn over to coat. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

  • Gently punch down dough to deflate. Let rise until doubled again, about 45 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch round baking pan.

  • Gently punch down dough and roll into a circular shape. Transfer to the baking pan.

  • Mix Muenster cheese, egg, and egg yolk together in a bowl. Spread over dough in the baking pan. Gather up dough in 1 1/2-inch pleats. Squeeze pleats together gently and twist to make a topknot.

  • Let dough rest, 10 to 15 minutes. Brush with egg white.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 15.5g 31% DV; carbohydrates 35.1g 11% DV; fat 20.6g 32% DV; cholesterol 68.9mg 23% DV; sodium 734.4mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition


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