Dissolve 1 T. instant yeast in 1 1/3 cups water (5-10 min.)
1/4 cup honey
2 1/2 tsp. salt
Place all of the above into the mixer bowl with:
2 whole eggs, beaten
2 yolks, beaten
1/3 cup oil
Attach dough hook.
Knead in 7 or more cups of flour (approximately 8-10 minutes) until dough is smooth...it will be sticky because of the eggs.
Shape into two loaves or braids.
Bake loaves or braids at 350 for 25-35 minutes.
Brush with beaten egg white and water wash for shiny effect. Top with poppy seeds if desired.