Challah

cropped-img_5075.jpgI’m getting addicted to this. Couldn’t help myself. Today I made Challah for some special family members. So easy! I’ll post the recipe below.

Challah Bread

Ingredients 

  • 4 1/4 cups of bread flour,
  • 1/3 cup of sugar,
  • 2 teaspoons salt,
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast,
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 1/3 cup oil

Directions

  1. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Add all liquid ingredients.
  3. Mix the ingredients,
  4. Turn the dough onto a floured board and knead for a few minutes; the dough shouldn’t be sticky
  5. Put the dough back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  6. Set aside to rise until the dough doubles in bulk, 45 minutes to an hour.
  7. Punch down, and knead gently 3-5 times on a floured board
  8. Divide the dough in three pieces; role into strands, about 10” long
  9. Braid the dough on a greased cookie sheet
  10. Cover the loaf/loves lightly with plastic and let rise another 30 minutes.
  11. In a small bowl, beat an egg with fork;
  12. Brush with beaten egg over the risen dough
    1. Optional: Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds
  13. Bake at 350 degrees F., until golden brown, about 25 minutes depending on the size of your loaf. #yeastdough #bread

Baker’s Notes:

  • This recipe will make one very large I prefer to break it into 2 medium loaves or 4 small loaves.
  • I often add an egg along with the wet ingredients…this will require additional ½ cup-3/4 cup of flour.

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