1I use two for a smaller braided loaf and three for a very large loaf. Put the loaves in a large oiled bowl and oil the loaves themselves with a little olive oil, cover with seran wrap and towel and let rise. I put them over warm water in the oven overnight. It's ready to make in the morning. Takes about 8 hours when they are frozen. If its for evening I put it in the pan around 7:30 am and it's ready about 4:30 to prepare to bake. Punch down and seperate into two or three rolls and spread on a little italian herbs, grated cheese....braid...put on a little more grated cheese and just a little sea salt. Preheat oven to 375, bake for 30 minutes test for doneness. 3 braides may take a little longer and is huge my oven is very hot so I test at 30 minutes. How easy and you don't have to make the dough. Use whatever flavors on it your family likes.