|Active dry yeast||1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Warm water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (105Â°-115Â°F)|
|Flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Vegetable oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Poppy seeds||1⁄2 Tablespoon|
1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
2 Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, and salt in mixing bowl. Add yeast mixture, vegetable oil, and egg. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add 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 dough into thirds, making 3 ropes, and braid. * Place on greased baking sheet.
6 Cover; let rise in warm place until it is double€”about 30€”45 minutes.
7 Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 45-60 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.