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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Jewish
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -ELAINE RADIS BGMB90B
    2       pk           Dry yeast
    1 3/4   c            -Warm water
      1/8   c            Sugar
      3/4   tb           Salt
    7       c            Flour
    3                    Eggs
      1/2   c            Oil
                         Poppy seeds -- or
                         -Sesame Seeds
   Disolve Yeast in warm water in large bowl.When
   dissolved,add sugar,salt and HALF the flour.Mix
   well.Add eggs and oil,then slowly stir in most of
   remaining flour.Dough will be quite heavy,add a little
   water and beat until dough starts to pull away from
   sides of bowl.Turn out onto well floured surface and
   knead for about 10 min.Add only enough flour to keep
   dough manageable,knead until dough is smooth and
   elastic.Place dough in large oiled bowl,turn so top
   gets oiled also.Cover with damp towel and let rise in
   warm place for abt. 2 hours,punching down every 20
   minutes.Divide dough into three parts,shape into
   loaves (or twist),place in well greased loaf pans or
   baking sheets.Let rise until double in bulk.Preheat
   oven to 375 degr.F.Brush tops of loaves with beaten
   Egg and sprinkle with seeds.Bake for 30 to 45 minutes;
   or until brown.Remove from oven and cool on rack.
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