YIELD: 1 LARGE OR 2 MEDIUM LOAVES
Directions: In an electric mixer, fitted with a dough hook, place the warm water, sugar and yeast. Stir to combine. Let sit 2 - 3 minutes until bubbling. Meanwhile, combine salt, vegetable oil and eggs in a separate bowl. Add to yeast mixture. On low speed then add the flour. Mix until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
Remove from mixing bowl and place in a large well-oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise in bowl until dough is doubled in volume, (approximately 1-2 hours). Remove from bowl and punch down. Roll into individual rolls or braid into 1 large, or 2 medium loaves. Place on a baking sheet that had been sprinkled with corn meal (to prevent sticking). Cover for 1 more hour to rise. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with seeds if desired.
Place in pre-heated 350 degrees F. oven for approximately 35 minutes, or until golden.