This recipe was given to us from Neomi Gniwisch who got it from Sara Maybergs who got it from Mrs. Schwartz...
- 5 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 3 packets yeast (or 2 ounces fresh)
- 1 bag of 5 lbs flour
- 10 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon coarse salt
Mix 5 cups warm water with 2 tablespoons sugar and 3 packets of yeast, let sit until bubbly. Then add half a bag of 5 lbs of flour. Don't mix just dump it in. It will take about half and hour and will activate.
Start your mixer and add 10 tablespoons sugar, more flour as needed (pretty much the whole bag) and 2 tablespoons coarse salt. Let it rise after.
Then braid and rise, I like to coat each strand with a little olive oil and some on the bottom. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes.