Challah Recipe

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Submitted by mbieker1

Makes 10 servings



From Stracks: http://www.strackandvantil.com/Recipes/RecipeFull.aspx?RecipeID=67

Recipe Ingredients for Challah

1 pkg active dry yeast
1/4 cup water (lukewarm)
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp sugar
3 large egg yolks
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup water, at room temperature
3 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg yolk
2 tbsp water (for egg wash)

Recipe Directions for Challah

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease flat baking sheet.

  2. Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water in a large bowl. Set it aside for 10 minutes. The yeast should be bubbly and foamy.

  3. Whisk in the 2 tablespoons of the oil, sugar, salt, and 1/3 cup additional water. Add the egg yolks. Using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients together, also adding 1-1/4 cups of the flour.

  4. Stir in enough additional flour to make the dough firm enough to handle, about 3/4 cup.Let the dough rest, covered, for 10 minutes. Then knead the dough on a floured board for 8 to 10 minutes, adding additional flour until the dough is smooth and shiny. Place it a greased bowl, turning the dough to grease all sides, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in a warm, draft-free place, allowing it to rise until doubled in size, from 40 minutes to 1 hour.

  5. Divide the dough into thirds, cover again, and let rest 10 minutes. Then, with your hands, roll the dough on a floured surface, forming three ropes of dough of equal length, approximately 18 inches. Laying the ropes of dough on the prepared baking sheet, press all three together at the top and then braid them together.

  6. Brush the braided loaf lightly with the remaining tbsp of oil and let it rise, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes. (The bread will not double in size this time.)

  7. Whisk the egg yolk and the water together in a small bowl to form an egg wash, and brush the loaf lightly with the mixture.

  8. Bake for 25 minutes, or until it sounds hollow when tapped lightly.

Categories

Breads, Jewish, Hanukkah, Bake, Kosher

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 67.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
201
Calories from Fat
57
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.3g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
84mg
28%
Sodium
237mg
10%
Potassium
62mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
30.4g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
5.2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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