How to make Braided Pesto Bread -

This braided bread looks lovely and is just as tasty with the flavours of pesto sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Pesto sauce (पेस्तो सॉस)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Breads

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Braided Pesto Bread

Braided Pesto Bread Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Braided Pesto Bread Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Pesto sauce ½ cup

  • Fresh yeast 2 teaspoons

  • Lukewarm milk ½ cup

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) ½ teaspoon

  • Salt ½ teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mozzarella cheese grated 100 grams


Step 1

Mix together yeast, milk and castor sugar in a mixing bowl. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.

Step 2

Sift together flour and salt into the yeast mixture. Add oil and knead into a soft dough with enough water. Cover and set aside till it rises and doubles in volume.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Step 4

Place the proved dough on the worktop and knock back to release the excess air. Roll out into a rectangle.

Step 5

Spread pesto on top, leaving a thin border along the edges. Sprinkle cheese on top. Roll lengthwise and cut into half lengthwise. Turn both with the cut side up and start braiding.

Step 6

Place the braided bread on a baking tray. Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 30minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

Step 7


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