Challah Bread

Photo by jim b.
Adapted from thesisterscafe.com

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

Adapted from thesisterscafe.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    Tb SAF yeast (or 3 Tb with other yeasts) "saf instant yeast"

  • 2

    cups warm water

  • 1/2

    c. sugar

  • scant Tb salt

  • 1/2

    c. canola oil

  • 7-8

    c. flour

  • 4 or 5

    large eggs

Directions

Add water to mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast over water. Then sprinkle sugar, then salt. Let proof. Add oil and 3 cups of flour. Mix together. Add eggs. Mix well. Then add 4 cups of flour. Mix. Add more flour as needed – usually 1 ½ to 2 cups more. Hand knead if mixer didn’t knead enough. Let rise at least 1 hour. Separate into 3 large pieces or 36 small rolls. Divide each piece into three more pieces. Roll into snakes and braid together. Let rise for about 1-2 hours or until almost double in size. Then brush with egg wash (1 egg mixed with 1 Tb water) over bread. Sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds if you want.

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