Ingrients & Directions

2 pk (1/4 oz. ea.) active dry 3 Eggs, beaten
-yeast 1/4 c Butter, softened
1/2 c Warm water (110-115 degrees) 1 c (To 2 c) flour
1 1/2 c Warm milk (110-115 degrees) 1 Egg yolk
1/4 c Sugar 2 tb Water
1 tb Salt Sesame seeds

“People rave about this tender, delicate bread every time I serve
it.” – June Mullins

Dissolve yeast in water. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter and 3
1/2 cups flour; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a
soft dough. On a floured board, knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8
minutes. Place in greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and
let rise until almost doubled, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Punch down. Cover
and let rise until almost doubled, about 30 minutes. Divide into 6
portions. On a floured board, shape each into a 14″ long rope. For
each loaf, braid 3 ropes together on a greased baking sheet; pinch
ends to seal. Cover and let rise until doubled, 50 60 minutes. Beat
egg yolk and water; brush over loaves. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Yields: 2 loaves
2 servings