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Recipe by Laya Rosenbaum

Egg-Free Challah (Water Challah)

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Parve Parve
Medium Medium
48 Servings
Allergens
3 Hours, 30 Minutes
Diets

Challah is traditionally a very rich, eggy bread, putting this Jewish classic out of reach for anyone with egg allergies – or, more casually, anyone who’s just discovered an empty egg carton in their fridge and doesn’t want to run out to the store. This delicious recipe, made without eggs, yields six challah loaves.

Ingredients

Egg-Free Challah

  • 5 tablespoons Gefen Dry Yeast

  • 5 and 1/2 cups water

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 heaping tablespoons salt

  • 1 and 1/4 cups oil

  • 3 cups plus 5 pounds flour

  • Gefen Soy Milk, to brush

  • sesame seeds, to sprinkle

Directions

Prepare the Egg-Free Challah

1.

In the bowl of a mixer, dissolve yeast into water. Add sugar and mix.

2.

Add salt, oil, and three cups flour. Slowly add remaining five pounds flour. Mix well for seven minutes.

3.

Let dough rise until it doubles in size.

4.

Take challah (read more on hafrashat challah here). Shape the dough into loaves and let rise again for one hour.

5.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush loaves with soy milk (to help create a nice golden color) and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

6.

Bake 45 minutes, with the last 15 minutes on convection to give the challahs a browner crust.

Tips:

To convert a recipe that uses eggs into an egg-free one, use this easy substitute. To replace one egg: In a small bowl, combine one and a half tablespoons water, one and a half tablespoons oil, and one teaspoon baking powder. The mixture will bubble and become frothy. After it settles, add to the recipe as if it were one egg. This mixture can be used when a recipe calls for one to two eggs, but it will not achieve the same results in recipes requiring more eggs.
Egg-Free Challah (Water Challah)

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Miriam Escovitz
Miriam Escovitz
2 years ago

Can I use this, and any of your other Challah recipes using a bread machine?

Thank you

M. Escovitz
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Raquel Admin
Raquel Admin
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Reply to  Miriam Escovitz
2 years ago

Yes, just make sure to double-check how many cups of flour your bread machine can handle.

malka
malka
2 years ago

delicious!