This recipe uses the dough cycle of a breadmachine.
1 cup warm water 2 3/4 teaspoons salt 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 1/4 to 5 1/5 cups unbleached bread flour 1 tablespoon active dry yeastEgg Wash: 1 large egg 1 yolk Sesame seeds for sprinkling (optional)
Place the ingredients into the bread machinepan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
Set machine for Dough cycle and pressstart.
When cycle is complete, remove dough anddivide into three sections and then braid the sections into aloaf.
Grease or line a baking sheet with parchmentpaper. Place bread on onto prepared baking sheet. Generouslybrush bread with egg wash (reserve remaining egg wash for later).Sprinkle on sesame seeds. Place whole baking sheet into a largeplastic bag.
Allow bread to rise 30 to 40 minutes oruntil almost doubled in size. Brush again with reserved egg wash.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
Place bread in oven, and immediately reduceheat to 350°F (175°C). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
Makes 1 loaf.
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