The Best Challah

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  • Cooking and Prep: 3 h 45 m
  • Serves: 60
  • Contains:

At the beginning, this takes a while. Now it takes me around 25 minutes, start to finish, to make this challah dough, by hand. Adjust sugar according to taste. The recipe as-is makes pretty sweet dough. Yields 6 large challahs.

Ingredients (10)

Main ingredients

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Prepare the Dough

Mix yeast, water and tablespoon sugar. Allow to sit until bubbly. If yeast mixture doesn't bubble, try again.
  1. Add eggs, oil and remaining sugar. Mix. Then add around one fourth of the flour and mix to combine. Add another fourth of the flour and mix. Add another fourth of the flour with salt and mix.
  2. Add remaining flour and mix and knead with hands until flour is combined and dough is smooth (more flour may be required depending on your kitchen's humidity). Cover with plastic wrap in a warm place until doubled, around two hours.
  3. Punch down dough and allow to rise another hour.

Shape and Bake

  1. Punch down dough and separate challah with a bracha. Shape challah and allow to rise in pans 30 minutes.
  2. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with toppings, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
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  • Gitty Krupnik

    The Best Challah

    MIXER?

    CAN THIS BE MADE BY MACHINE?
    Posted by gayk22 |April 28, 2020
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    Yes, if you have a machine that will fit 5 lbs of flour.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|April 28, 2020
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  • L K

    The Best Challah

    Posted by leahross10@gmail.com |November 7, 2019
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  • kimberly cassar

    The Best Challah

    Posted by kcassar |July 9, 2018
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  • Gitty Krupnik

    The Best Challah

    MIXER?

    CAN THIS BE MADE BY MACHINE?
    Posted by gayk22 |April 28, 2020
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    Yes, if you have a machine that will fit 5 lbs of flour.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|April 28, 2020
    0

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