1/2 cup warm water
3/4 packet granulated yeast (one heaping tsp)
1 tsp of flaked salt
1 lightly beaten egg
1/8 cup honey
1/8 cup of butter, measure and then melt
1 3/4 cups organic white flour
1 egg + 1 tbs milk, whisked
sesame and/or poppy seeds
Mix the yeast, water, salt, beaten egg, honey and butter and let sit for 2 minutes
Add the flour and mix with your hands until you have a wet dough.
Knead for about 5 minutes as best you can making the dough smoother, however it should be quite sticky and moist so it won’t become very elastic
Place in a bowl and cover with a wet, warm dish towel and let rise for 2-3 hours.
After rising pound it down with your hands, shape into a big ball and put a thin layer of flour on top (to lessen the stickiness) and seperate into three smaller balls. Roll the balls in long cylinders and attach at one end. Braid.
Place braided loaf on a greased or lined baking sheet and let it sit for another 30 minutes, while preheating the oven to 180˚C.
When it’s ready to put in the oven brush it over with the milky egg and sprinkle your desired seed preference on top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes in the oven.