Fluffy Spelt Challah

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  • Cook & Prep: 3 h
  • Serving: 13
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This challah recipe is one you can feel good about! Made with 100% spelt, very minimal sugar and tastes just as good if not better than a standard white challah recipe.

Ingredients (14)

Challah

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Prepare the Dough

  1. Combine the sugar and yeast in a small bowl of warm water and set aside to rise.
  2. In a separate bowl combine eggs, oil, water, sugar and salt, Once the yeast mixture has risen add it to the bowl and mix.
  3. Mix in the flour one cup at a time. You can use a wooden spoon and later on knead with your hands as the dough becomes sticky.
  4. When the dough is completely kneaded and smooth, cover in the bowl and set it aside to rise for 45-60 minutes.

Shape and Bake

  1. Separate the challah (read more about hafrashat challah here) and begin to braid your loaves.

  2. Place the loaves in a pan and brush the tops with one beaten egg. Sprinkle desired toppings.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and allow the challahs to rise again for 40 minutes.

  4. Place your pans in the oven and bake for 50 minutes. Enjoy!
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  • Sara

    Fluffy Spelt Challah

    Fluffy spelt challah

    I see only the 4 tablespoons of sugar in the recipe, is that all the sugar for the whole recipe?
    Posted by Saram |October 22, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Yup. YOu only need enough to activate the yeast.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|October 23, 2018
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  • Malky Schlesinger

    Fluffy Spelt Challah

    Avacado oil

    Is it ok to use olive oil? Do you use it for health purposes or will it affect the taste and texture? I’m a big fan of spelt and would love to try this recipe...I’ve been looking out for a good spelt challah recipe and this sounds great but I need to know about the oil first. I’ve never used avocado oil in the past and would love to stick to my olive oil,which is more familiar to me
    Posted by Malky S |August 14, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    I think avocado oil is great. You can sub it here for sure. It's very mild.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|August 14, 2018
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  • Sara

    Fluffy Spelt Challah

    Fluffy spelt challah

    I see only the 4 tablespoons of sugar in the recipe, is that all the sugar for the whole recipe?
    Posted by Saram |October 22, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Yup. YOu only need enough to activate the yeast.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|October 23, 2018
    0
  • Malky Schlesinger

    Fluffy Spelt Challah

    Avacado oil

    Is it ok to use olive oil? Do you use it for health purposes or will it affect the taste and texture? I’m a big fan of spelt and would love to try this recipe...I’ve been looking out for a good spelt challah recipe and this sounds great but I need to know about the oil first. I’ve never used avocado oil in the past and would love to stick to my olive oil,which is more familiar to me
    Posted by Malky S |August 14, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    I think avocado oil is great. You can sub it here for sure. It's very mild.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|August 14, 2018
    0

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