I confess that I have not made this recipe (although I thank the Schicks anyway!) but my daughter who is a very careful cook, promises it’s delicious. Read the instructions carefully; one whole hour of rising time is skipped!
6 packages of yeast (3 ounces of fresh yeast)
Dissolve yeast in 4 cups of warm water and 2 cups of sugar – let proof.
Whisk in: 6 eggs
1½ cups of oil (maybe a drop less)
2 tablespoons salt
Knead until elastic: 5 pounds of flour.
Place in oiled bowl and cover with damp cloth.
Let rise for 2 hours, punch down, and then braid. Cook it for 15 minutes at 250 and for 45 minutes at 400.