My Grandma made this often, it is also delicious the next day as toast!more
pkg dry yeast
c. warm water
c. hot milk
about 7 c flour
egg yolk whipped with 1 T. water
Combine yeast, warm water and 1 tsp sugar and set aside. Pour hot milk over 1/2 c. sugar, butter and salt, stir to combine, let cool to luke warm. Add 3 beaten eggs and then add the yeast mixture. Mix in about 7 cups flour (add 3 cups at a time). Knead until a hole springs back. Put in large greased bowl, cover with damp warm cloth, let rise in a warm place free of drafts for 45-60 minutes. Punch down and let raise another 1/2 hour. Divide into 3 oblong shapes. Put into 3 prepared loaf pans and let rise for 30 minutes. Brush top with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.