-- Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water and
add the other ingredients, adding the flour
only a little bit at a time, as the amount
needed may vary. When the mixture is
smooth, and the dough does not stick to the
sides of the bowl, you've reached the right
Knead well and
place the dough in an bowl greased with oil
and cover with a damp cloth.
Let rise in
a warm room for 30-40 minutes.
knead the dough again on a floured board.
4 equal parts and roll each part into a long
rope. Separate each of the 4 ropes into 3
parts, roll these out and then braid them
together into one long braid. Twist
each braid in a circle, in a snailshell
shape. When done you will have 4 round
Place the 4
loaves on paper-covered baking sheet; cover
with cloth and let rise about 25 minutes
while oven preheats to 220 degrees (425
with beaten egg and sprinkle with poppy
seeds, before putting in oven.
Bake at 425
degrees F about 35 minutes, until golden