Monica’s Sesame Braids – (makes 2 loafs)

  • 50 g fresh yeast (3 t if using dry yeast)
  • 2 cups (5 dl) milk of your choice
  • 2 T butter, melted
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • Appr. 5 cups (12 dl) all purpose flour
  • I egg
  • sesame seeds

Heat the milk until finger warm. Add the butter and stir until melted. Put the fresh yeast in a mixing bowl (I use an electric stand up mixer), and add some of the milk and let it sit until the yeast is dissolved. If using dry yeast, put some of the flour in a mixing bowl, and add the yeast, salt and sugar. Alternate the rest of the flour with the milk and mix until the dough is not sticky. Let it rise till about double size. Put the dough on a flour dusted surface and cut it into six pieces. Roll each piece into a finger thick roll and braid three and three together to make two loafs. Put each loaf in a greased loaf pan, 11×4″ (26×10 cm). Let it rise covered for about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 F/200 C

Brush the loafs with the whisked egg and sprinkle them with sesame seeds. Bake the loafs for 30 minutes.

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