|Active dry yeast||2 Teaspoon|
|Warm water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105ÃÂ°-115ÃÂ°F)|
|Milk||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Unsalted butter||2 Tablespoon|
|Flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Egg||1 , beaten with 1 tablespoon water|
1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat milk, sugar, salt, and butter to warm (105°-115°F).
2 Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast mixture, and milk mixture in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add egg and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Divide into 3 equal pieces. Roll into long ropes and then braid. Make glaze and brush on loaf.
6 Place on greased baking sheet. Brush with glaze. Cover; let rise until double€”about 40 minutes.
7 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 45-55 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.