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INGREDIENTS

1 pkg yeast
1/4 c warm water
1 3 oz pkg instant lemon pudding mix
1/4 c margarine
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c scalded milk
4 4 1/2 c flour
4 eggs
1 tbsp water
multicolored sprinkles

DIRECTIONS

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix pudding mix, margarine, and salt in bowl; pour milk over pudding mixture. Mix until margarine is melted and pudding is dissolved; cool to lukewarm. Add 1 1/2 c flour; mix well. Beat in yeast and 3 eggs with electric mixer; add enough remaining flour gradually to make soft dough. Turn out on floured surface; let rest for 10 minutes. Knead for 10 minutes; place in greased bowl. Let rise for 1 hour. Divide into 6 equal parts; shape each part into a rope. Make 2 braids, using 3 ropes for each; place in circle in 2 greased, 9-inch round cake pans. Let rise for 1 hour. Beat remaining egg with water; brush on braids. Shake sprinkles over braids. Bake in preheated, 375-degree oven for 25 minutes.