I have been spying this recipe on Recipezaar for months. I am attempting to make it this morning. I am not a good bread maker, so this looks good because the kneading is done in the bread machine.
7/8 cup water (searched online and 7/8th of a cup is 7 fluid ounces)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
milk, for brushing on the top (optional)
sesame seed (optional)
Place ingredients into the bread machine in that order or in the order specified by your bread machine.
Set the machine to DOUGH cycle, and start.
Remove dough from machine after FIRST rise.
Divide dough into three equal pieces.
Braid the dough, starting from the middle and tucking the ends under.
Place in a 9x5 inch greased loaf pan.
Brush it with some milk, and add some sesame seeds. (OPTIONAL).
Allow to rise till doubled in size (about an hour).
Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes.
Bread is done when crust is golden brown, and hollow.