Everything Bread

This bread is delish. And beautiful.

1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1 cup warm milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 to 4 1/2 cups flour
1 egg white
2 tsp water
1 tsp sea salt or kosher salt
1 tsp dried minced onion
1 tsp each sesame, caraway, and poppy seeds

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, sugar, egg yolk, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in remaining flour to form a firm dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (6-8 minutes) (or just use your Bosch). Place in greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled.

Punch dough down. Turn onto lightly floured surface; divide dough into thirds. Shape each into a 20-inch rope. Place ropes on a large greased baking sheet and braid; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Cover and let rise until doubled.

Combine egg white and water; brush over dough. Combine the salt, onion and seeds; sprinkle over bread. Bake at 375 for 22-28 minutes or golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.

{From Taste of Home magazine}

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