Sausage Bread

4.8 from 9 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 3 hours 20 mins

Serves: 12 bread


  • Bread dough
  • 150 ml (10 tablespoon) warm milk (38 Celsius or 100 Fahrenheit)
  • 5 gram active dry yeast
  • 5 gram sugar
  • 300 gram all-purpose flour
  • 10 gram sugar
  • 4 gram salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Other ingredients
  • 12 hot dog sausages
  • egg wash (mix together 1 egg + 1 teaspoon water)
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, sprinkles (optional)


  1. Mix together warm milk, active dry yeast, and 5 gram sugar. Let rest for 20 minutes until foamy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, 10 gram sugar, and salt. Make a well, then pour the foamy yeast solution, egg, and butter. Knead into a smooth, soft, elastic, and non-sticky dough. If the dough is too sticky, you may add 1-2 tablespoon of all purpose flour. Kneading time is 20 minutes.
  3. Place the dough in the bowl, wrap with wet kitchen towel or saran wrap. Let it proof until the volume is doubled, about 1 hour in warm kitchen.
  4. Punch the dough to release air bubbles, knead for a couple of minutes. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  5. Flatten each dough into an oval and make the long axis the same length as the sausage. Place one sausage at the center of dough, make 5 cuts to the dough at each side of the sausage, and make braid with the cuts to wrap the sausage with the dough. Place this on a baking tray (I use a half-sheet pan) lined with parchment paper. Repeat for the other 11 portion.
  6. Let the bread rolls rest for another 1 hour until the volume is about 150% original size.
  7. Preheat oven to 200 Celsius (400 Fahrenheit).
  8. Mix together 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of water for egg wash. Brush the top of the bread with egg wash, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the bread is golden brown.
  9. Best served warm when out from the oven. The bread should be fresh for up to 3 days.

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