Place the instant yeast into 100 ml of lukewarm milk (out of the total amount), add a teaspoon of sugar, mix, cover and let the yeast rise. In the meantime, prepare other ingredients in a larger bowl. Add yeast and knead the smooth dough, roll it into a ball, cover with a cloth and leave to rise in a warm place for 2-3 hours. Split the dough in half and divide each half into 9 parts and roll out the strands. Braid 4 strands, 3 and then 2. Stack them on top of each other and secure with a skewer. Let it rise for another half an hour. Then brush with egg, sprinkle with almonds and bake at 320 ° F until golden brown.