Challah Recipe

Looking for an easy Challah recipe? Learn how to make Challah using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by shiningmer

Makes 12 servings



http://theeccentriccook.blogspot.pt/2012/04/kalacs-challah-bread.html

Recipe Ingredients for Challah

560 g flour
75 g sugar
50 g butter - melted and cooled
7 g active dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
3 eggs
320 ml milk

Recipe Directions for Challah

  1. Warm up the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add one teaspoon sugar and dissolve the yeast in it with your fingers. When there are no lumps anymore, add 4 tablespoons of flour. One spoon at a time. Mix it well, sprinkle some flour on top. Cover it with a cloth and place it in a warm place ( I put it in the microwave without turning it on) for 20 minutes. When it's fermented it will double its size and should look like this.

  2. While the yeast is rising, melt the butter and let it cool. Mix it with the egg yolks, sugar and salt. Put the mixture in the microwave for a few seconds so they melt together just a tiny bit. When the yeast has fermented add it to the egg-butter mixture. Stir it together and add in the flour. Start kneading until you get a slightly firm dough. It's a bit sticky but should clear the sides of the bowl. Looks like this.

  3. Coat the top with oil lightly and cover it with a foil and let the dough rise for an hour. I turned my oven to 40C (105F) and put the bowl in it. It makes the dough rise faster. After an hour, knead it once more and let it rise for another 15 minutes.

  4. After the 15 minutes, place the dough on a floured surface and divide it into 3 parts.

  5. Roll each parts into ropes.

  6. And now it's time to braid! Pinch the ends of the ropes together and start braiding them as if you did with your hair :)

  7. Whisk the remaining egg whites and brush the top of the braided dough with it.

  8. Let the dough soak the egg whites for 15 minutes and then brush it one more time.

  9. Bake it for 20 minutes on 200C (390F).

  10. Serve it with jam or butter or anything you like. :)

Categories

Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, Easter

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 97.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
255
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
58mg
19%
Sodium
439mg
18%
Potassium
119mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
43.5g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
7.8g
Protein
7.4g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 14%
* 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
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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