tablespoon yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup water 1 pound bread flour
4 ounces sugar 2 ounces butter, melted 3 eggs 1/4 cup warm milk
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dissolve yeast in water
and sugar. Stir well and allow to rise in a warm place. In a mixing bowl,
combine flour, yeast mix, sugar, butter, eggs and raisins. Mix dough adding
milk gradually until dough is elastic and does not stick to sides of bowl.
Shape dough into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room
temperature until triple in volume. Punch the dough. Shape into a ball.
Cover and refrigerate overnight. Divide dough into three parts. Roll each
piece into 16 inch long logs. Braid the three sections of dough. Place in
center of baking sheet. Let Rise at room temperature for two hours. Brush
dough with warm milk. Bake about 30 minutes.