If you want to serve this yeast plait fresh for breakfast, prepare the yeast dough to the end of step 4 the night before. The dough can be kept in the refrigerator overnight in a large bowl covered with cling wrap.
If you prefer to use fresh yeast in place of dry yeast, remember that dry yeast is twice as concentrated as fresh.
For an Easter Nest, prepare dough as described in main recipe and divide into 5 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and work all 5 strands together into a plait. Bend plait into a wreath and tuck in ends so that they are no longer visible. Traditionally, dyed hard-boiled eggs are placed between the woven strands of the plait and in the centre. The wreath is then baked as in the main recipe.