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This makes a very large and impressive loaf. I have used it for large parties.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
55 mins
2 hrs
3 hrs 25 mins
1 large loaf


Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Proof yeast and 1/2 cup warm water in a large mixing bowl.

  • Combine hot milk, sugar, butter, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a medium bowl. Cool to 110 degrees.

  • In small bowl, slightly beat 5 eggs, then add to cooled milk mixture. Add milk mixture to yeast mixture. Add 2 cups flour and beat until smooth. Slowly add remaining flour until it forms a stiff dough. Knead on a floured board for 10 minutes (5 minutes with a bread hook). Place in a large glass or plastic bowl lightly greased. Turn dough over to grease both sides. Cover and let rise in a warm, dark place until doubled in volume, approximately 60 minutes.

  • Punch down, cover, and let rise again until double, approximately 30 minutes.

  • Punch again, and form into three parts. Form each part into a 20-inch roll. Braid rolls on a large, greased cookie sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled.

  • Lightly beat remaining egg and brush loaf. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for about 55 minutes until nicely browned. May be made into two regular sized loaves. Reduce baking time slightly.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 19.7g; fat 2.6g; cholesterol 23.3mg; sodium 99.5mg. Full Nutrition