Easy Challah 1

Favorite bread recipe

Easy Challah 1
Easy Challah 1

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2

    cups warm water (110 degrees)

  • 1

    tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 1/2

    cup honey

  • 4

    tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3

    eggs ( two in the bread 1 for on top)

  • 1

    tablespoon salt

  • 8

    cups unbleached all purpose flour

  • 1

    tablespoon poppy seeds (optional)

Directions

In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over water. Beat in honey, oil, 2 eggs, and salt. Add flour one at a time, beating after each addition, graduating to kneading with hands as dough thickens. Knead until smooth and elastic and no longer sticky, adding flour as needed. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise 1 1/2 hours or until dough has doubled. punch down the risen dough and turn out on floured surface, Divide in half and knead each half for 5 minutes. Either make in a round ball of divid each ball into 3 long snakes and braid. Cover with damp cloth and let rise 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375. Beat remaining egg and brush each bread. Sprinkle with poppy seeds (optional). Bake for 40 minutes . Bread should have a hollow sound when thumped on. Cool at least 1 hour. Can freeze.

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