1 package yeast, about 2-1/4 teaspoons
1.1/4 cups milk
pinch of salt
1/3 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
3-4 1/2 cups flour (approximate)
1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon of water
6 dyed eggs
1 undyed egg
sprinkles or sugar
Heat the butter and milk together in a saucepan just until the butter melts. In a large bowl combine the salt, yeast and sugar. When the milk is just warm..not hot..add to the yeast and whisk well. Whisk in 2 eggs and then 2 c. flour. Stir in at least 1 more cup of flour..or enough that the dough is not longer sticky. Knead for 5 minutes. Put in a large buttered bowl, place in a warm spot and allow to rise for one hour. It will look like this after rising:
Punch down the dough and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope about 14" long like this:
Twist two ropes together and form in a circle. Place on a cooky sheet covered in parchment paper or silipat. It should look like this:
Let rise for one hour.
Take the one undyed egg and whisk with 1 T. water. Brush over your bread "nests". Place an egg in the center. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.