• 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2eggs, room temperature
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 1egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place warm water, sugar, honey, vegetable oil, salt, 2 eggs, flour and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start.


  • Step 2

    After the machine is done, take the dough out, and place it on a very lightly floured board, punch the dough down, and let rest for 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Divide the dough in half.Then divide into 3 equal pieces, roll into ropes about 12 to 14 inches, and braid into a loaf.Do the same with the remaining other half.Gently put the loaves on a greased cookie sheet, mist with water, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let rise for 1to 1 1/2 hours in a warm, draft free place, until double in size.

  • Step 4

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, beat together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water.

  • Step 5

    Brush risen loaves with egg mixture. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.If it begins to brown too soon, cover with foil.

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