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Challah #1

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 8 -(up to)
  • 9 c Flour
  • 3/4 -(up to)
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 1 -(up to)
  • 2 oz Yeast
  • 2 1/2 c Lukewarm water
  • 1/2 c Oil
  • 1/4 c Raisins (optional)
  • 5 Eggs


Mix together 2 1/2 cups flour with sugar, salt yeast (no need to dissolve
first), water and oil. Mix in 4 eggs. Beat in 1 1/2 cups flour very well.
Add 4-5 cups flour until a very soft dough is formed. Add raisins
(optional). Knead for 10 to 15 minutes. Let rise 1-2 hours, or refrigerate
overnight and then let warm to room temperature for 1-2 hours.

Make balls, roll them into ropes and braid. Let rise covered for 1/2 - 1
hour. Make an egg wash by beating the remaining egg. Brush on the
challah. Bake in a preheated oven at 325 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 30
minutes. Apply the egg wash once more and bake another 30 minutes at 350 F
(175 C). Makes 4 medium sized challahs.

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