Total Time
24hrs 30mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 30 mins

This recipe is from my fabulous SIL. My brother dies of happiness every time she makes this for him.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Stir well and add soft butter.
  3. Add hot tap water all at once.
  4. Beat with mixer at high speed for 1 minute. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
  5. Turn out on floured board in a ball. Knead 5-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and a towel and let rest for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Punch down.
  8. Divide dough in half and shape each into a braid.
  9. Place in two greased 9 inch cake pans.
  10. Brush surface of dough with salad oil.
  11. Cover pans loosely with plastic wrap.
  12. Refrigerate 2-24 hours.
  13. When ready to bake, remove from fridge, uncover and let stand 10 minutes.
  14. Bake at 375°F for 30-35 minutes.
  15. Remove from pan and immediately brush with butter.
Most Helpful

Your recipe sounds so good, I was going to make it, Well you say to add soft butter, But you don't say how much. Bob