So here's the recipe:
Swiss Bread3 C. scalded milk or 1 C. powdered milk to 3 C. water
3/4 C. sugar
3/4 C. oil
4 1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp yeast in 3/4 C. warm water
11-12 C. flour **You can add several cups of whole wheat flour also
Combine yeast and warm water and let sit for 5 minutes. Add milk, eggs, sugar, oil, and salt. Add flour a little at a time until dough reaches consistency of stiff roll dough. Dough may be a little sticky. Knead for 8 minutes. Turn dough out onto an oiled surface and let it rest for 10 minutes. Braid dough then put in greased bread pan and let raise for 60-90 minutes or until it reaches near the top of the pan. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 4 loaves.
I started by raising my yeast...I put it in a bowl and cover it with a small dish...this works like a charm!
Take the top right piece and start braiding by weaving it under and over each piece in order.