Sunday, October 18, 2009

Challah Bread

Recipe From: The Sister's Cafe
Makes 3 small loaves.
1 tbsp yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tbsp salt
1/4 cup canola oil
3-4 cups flour
2 large eggs

Add water to mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast over water. Then sprinkle sugar, then salt. Let proof. Add oil and 1 1/2 cups of flour. Mix together. Add eggs. Mix well. Then add 2 cups of flour. Mix. Add more flour as needed – usually 3/4 to 1 ½ cups more. Hand knead if mixer didn’t knead enough. Let rise at least 1 hour. Separate into 3 large pieces. Divide each piece into three more pieces. Roll into snakes and braid together. Let rise for about 1-2 hours or until almost double in size. Then brush with egg wash (1 egg mixed with 1 Tb water) over bread. Sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds if you want. Bake at 350° until done (16-18 minutes)

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