Makes 2 loaves
Mix first 8 ingredients. Blend well.
Knead 5 or 6 times on a lightly floured board. Form into 2 round loaves. Place on greased cookie sheet. Brush tops with lightly beaten egg yolk combined with sugar to taste. Sprinkle with chopped almonds.
Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
This can also be made as a traditional ring by working in enough more flour so that the dough can be handled and shaped into a ring. Roll with your hands into a rope, joining the 2 ends together to form a circle.