After much trial and error this is the recipe that has worked best for me.
Bread Machine Challah
Add the following to the bread machine.
3-2/3 Cups of All purpose flour
1-1/2 Teaspoon of salt
1/3 Cup canola oil
1/3 Cup demera sugar (you can use any brown or regular sugar)
3 large eggs
3/4 Cup of warm water
1teaspoon of quick acting yeast
1 egg, lightly beaten
poppy seeds or sesame seeds
If you want to braid the bred use the 'dough' setting on the machine and remove the dough as soon as the machine finishes the cycle. Divide dough into two pieces. Divide each half into three pieces. Roll into strands and braid together. Cover and put into warm oven for 30 minutes to rise. Brush with a lightly beaten egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds then bake at 375F for 30 minutes.
If you would like a loaf of bread to use for slicing, sandwiches etc. Just put all the ingredients in the machine and use the regular cycle and you will get a nice soft, yellow coloured loaf that is quite nice.