Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 ( 1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  2. 2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  3. 6 egg yolks

  4. 3 eggs, room temperature

  5. 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  6. 1/4 cup white sugar

  7. 1 teaspoon salt

  8. 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  9. 1 egg

  10. 1 pinch salt

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Stir in the yolks, 3 eggs, oil, sugar, and salt. Add about 3-1/2 cups of flour to make a sticky dough.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead with remaining flour until smooth and elastic, about 7 minutes. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn to oil the entire surface of the dough. Cover with a damp cloth. Place in a warm place until double in size, about 1-1/2 hours.

  3. Punch down the dough, and divide into 3 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope about 12 inches long. Braid the three strands together, and seal the ends. Place the bread on a greased cookie sheet. Beat the remaining 1 egg with a pinch of salt; brush onto bread. Let the bread rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Brush the bread with eggwash again.

  5. Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.


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