Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon honey and make sure yeast mixture starts to foam in 5 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in 3 tablespoons honey, 3 eggs, salt, butter, and 4 - 4-1/2 cups flour, until dough comes together in a sticky mass. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead, working in remaining flour as necessary, until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in greased bowl, cover and let rise until double, about 2 hours. Punch down dough and turn onto clean work surface. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut dough in 2 equal pieces. Cut each piece into 3 equal pieces. To make a three strand braid, roll three dough pieces into ropes the length of the prepared pan. Line the ropes up and braid the bread. Pinch ends together and tuck underneath. Repeat the braiding process for the second loaf with the remaining three pieces. Cover with a dry towel and let rise again until double in bulk, 45-60 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Brush loaves with remaining egg (beaten) and sprinkle with topping such as sesame seeds, if desired. Bake until bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped, 30 - 35 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Makes 2 loaves.
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (509g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Serving|
|Calories from Fat: 818 (89%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 90.9g||121 %|
|Saturated Fat 49.7g||249 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 26.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 6.9g|
|Cholesterol 927.2mg||285 %|
|Sodium 746.6mg||26 %|
|Potassium 301mg||8 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 5.1g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.1g||4 %|
|Sugars, other 4g|
|Protein 24.5g||35 %|
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Calories per serving: 918
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