Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

Chumi Borenstein Recipe By
  • Cooking and Prep: 4.5 h
  • Serves: 8
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This is the perfect whole-wheat challah recipe that’s not too healthy, neither heavy nor grainy, and most importantly – FREEZABLE, duh! (I adapted my regular amazing challah recipe to create this perfect one!) If you have any questions about the recipe, please comment! My kids loved it, which is a score in my books because it’s brown. I really hope you enjoy it too.

 

Watch Chumi and Naomi make this delicious challah here!

 

Yield: 4 challahs

Ingredients (11)

Dough

For Egg Wash

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Prepare the Whole-Wheat Challah

  1. Put all the dough ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Knead well. You may need to add up to one cup of additional flour to get a smooth, non-sticky dough. Cover and rise for three to five hours (in a warm area, or overnight in the fridge).

  3. Shape and cover to rise for another 30–60 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  5. In a cup beat the egg and water. Brush over the challah and sprinkle with your choice of toppings. (I use everything spice from Trader Joe’s). Bake for 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Note:

I like my challah to be on the sweeter side especially if it’s whole-wheat. But feel free to halve the amount of honey if it’s too sweet for you.

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  • Stacey Silverman

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    Posted by Shulamuna |September 29, 2019
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  • M S

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    Flour

    Can I use spelt flour for this recipe?
    Posted by Malky S |September 19, 2019
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    Hi, I am not sure, I've never tried it. I would recommend trying one of our spelt challah recipes though https://www.kosher.com/search/recipes?k=spelt%20challah&nd=on
    Posted by raquel_kosher|September 24, 2019
    0
  • Elisheva Weil

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    yumm

    Firt of all, i am so happy that finally a bracha was made on kosher.com!!! it is so lovely to see Jewish women in the kitchen and make brachos! also i made it with mishpacha white whole wheat flour and it was yummm!
    Posted by elishevaweil |September 19, 2019
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  • Peri

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    Posted by PeriW |September 18, 2019
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  • M S

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    Salt

    Can I use fine sea salt instead of kosher salt?
    Posted by Malky S |September 16, 2019
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    yes
    Posted by raquel_kosher|September 24, 2019
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  • ricky liber

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    100% Whole Wheat verses Blended Flour

    I am not usually one to write reviews but I feel like I had to post this for all of you who wish to make this recipe. The recipe calls for "3 pounds Shibolim Extra Fine Whole Wheat Flour". HOWEVER.... in the video she uses "BLENDED" flour. There is very big difference between the two. I bought as per the ingredient list above, the 100% Extra Fine WW Flour. My dough was very dense (hard to knead) and pretty dark brown, unlike the dough shown in the video. My challah B"H came out delicious and beautiful but it is much darker and denser than shown. For those with "picky eaters" stick with the Blended Flour if you want a whiter color challah. I also suggest reducing the 100% WW Flour by at least 1 cup, in order to lighten the dough. Thanks!!
    Posted by rickyliber@yahoo.com |September 15, 2019
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  • Janine Orenstein

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    how can I make this in a bread machine?
    Posted by janineoren |September 12, 2019
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    I've never tried this recipe in a bread machine, however, I am assuming it would be the same. I would recommend putting all the wet ingredients first and then the dry ingredients on top and putting your machine on the dough kneading cycle.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|September 13, 2019
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  • aviva

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    Chumi's Challah

    Can you use regular whole wheat flour (not ultra fine?) Don't know if my store carries Shibolim. Can you do hafrasha with this amount?
    Posted by arosen |September 12, 2019
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    If you can't find extra fine, I would recommend using whole wheat pastry flour (almost all supermarkets carry this) and it is similar to extra fine. Ask you Rav.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|September 13, 2019
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  • Fay Friedman

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    Perfect whole wheat challah

    Can you use white whole wheat challah flour for this recipe and if I want to use 5 lbs of flour what would be the amounts
    Posted by Fayf1 |September 12, 2019
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    Yes. If you want to make 5lbs, I would recommend making 2 batches of this challah (that would be 6 lbs) but it's the safest way. Many times if you play around with the measurements of doughs the challah won't turn out as good.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|September 13, 2019
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  • M S

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    Flour

    Can I use spelt flour for this recipe?
    Posted by Malky S |September 19, 2019
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    Hi, I am not sure, I've never tried it. I would recommend trying one of our spelt challah recipes though https://www.kosher.com/search/recipes?k=spelt%20challah&nd=on
    Posted by raquel_kosher|September 24, 2019
    0
  • M S

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    Salt

    Can I use fine sea salt instead of kosher salt?
    Posted by Malky S |September 16, 2019
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    yes
    Posted by raquel_kosher|September 24, 2019
    0
  • Fay Friedman

    Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah

    Perfect whole wheat challah

    Can you use white whole wheat challah flour for this recipe and if I want to use 5 lbs of flour what would be the amounts
    Posted by Fayf1 |September 12, 2019
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    Yes. If you want to make 5lbs, I would recommend making 2 batches of this challah (that would be 6 lbs) but it's the safest way. Many times if you play around with the measurements of doughs the challah won't turn out as good.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|September 13, 2019
    0

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