Combine the yeast, honey, milk and
butter. Stir and
leave for about 15 minutes to dissolve.
In a large bowl, mix together the
flour and salt. Make a central well; add the yeast mixture and egg.
With a wooden spoon, stir from the
centre, gradually incorporating the flour, to obtain a rough dough.
Transfer to a floured
surface and knead, until smooth and elastic. Place in a clean bowl,
cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1
Grease a baking sheet. Punch down
the dough and divide into three equal pieces.
Roll each piece into a long thin strip. Begin plaiting with the centre
strip, tucking in the ends. Cover
loosely and leave to rise in warm place for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 190oC
/ 375oF /
Brush the bread with egg and milk
glaze and bake until golden, about 45-50