-Dissolve yeast in 1 cup of warm water in a large bowl; stir in honey and saffron threads.
-Let stand for 5 minutes.
-Add melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and egg; stir well with a whisk.
-Add 2 3/4 cups of flour to yeast mixture, and stir until a soft dough forms.
-Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
-Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
-Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes)
-Add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will be very soft)
-Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat the top.
-Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 40 minutes.
-Punch down dough. Shape dough into a ball; return to bowl.
-Cover and let rise an additional 40 minutes.
-Punch down dough; cover and let rest 15 minutes.
-Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Working with 1 position at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying)
-Working on a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into 25in ropes. Place ropes lengthwise on a large baking sheet with parchment; pinch ends together at untapped ends to seal. Braid ropes.
-Cover and let rise 20 minutes.
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-Combine 1 teaspoon water and large egg yolk, stirring with a fork until blended. Uncover load and gently brush with egg yolk mixture. Sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
-Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when taped. Cool on a wire rack.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (85g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 41 (17%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 4.6g||6 %|
|Saturated Fat 2.2g||11 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.6g|
|Cholesterol 42.7mg||13 %|
|Sodium 29.2mg||1 %|
|Potassium 74mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 40.6g||12 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.4g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 39.2g|
|Protein 7.3g||10 %|
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Calories per serving: 236
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