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  • Serves: 4 Loaves


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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 oz Yeast (3 packages)
  • 3/4 c Water, water
  • 2 ts Sugar
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Butter, melted
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 1/4 c Honey
  • 2 c Raisins
  • 8 Eggs
  • 9 c Flour


2 Egg yolks
5 ts Water

Dissolve the yeast with the warm water and sugar. Add the rest of the
sugar, butter, salt, honey, raisins and eggs. Add the flour, a cup at a
time, until it is hard to stir.

Turn out onto a well-floured counter and knead until smooth and blistery,
adding more flour as necessary (about 10-15 minutes). Put into greased
bowl, cover, and let rise until double, about 1 hr.

Punch down. Separate into 4 sections and separate each section into 3 more
sections. Roll each piece out to the size of your cookie sheet. Braid 3
strands together and place on cookie sheet. Let rise until double (about 1

Mix egg yolks and water for glaze. Spread on loaves. Bake in a preheated
oven at 350 degrees F. for 15-30 minutes until there is a golden crust.


* Jewish egg bread This is my family's version of Challah. It calls for
saffron, but I've never actually made it as such (Hey, I'm just a poor
college student, I can't afford saffron).

: Difficulty: easy, if you know how to make bread
: Time: 20 minutes preparation, several hours rising, 30 minutes cooking
: Precision: Raisins are to taste. Measure the rest of the ingredients.

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