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RECIPE: Challah Bread

September 30, 2016
challah bread

This recipe for Challah Bread was a family favorite that we grew up on!  My mom just emailed it to me and I am very excited to share with Ralph and friends.  MMMMMMM so delicious!

We have been very fortunate to have so many friendly neighbors so far since moving here to Sneads Ferry in July.  So we are going to continue on the neighborly kindness and we decided to bake some bread to welcome new neighbors that just moved in.

This is an easy and inexpensive gift to make..it just take a little bit of time to prepare and bake.  But who doesn’t love fresh homemade bread?!

braided bread

challah bread
Challah Bread
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 large loaf of bread 15 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins 2 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 large loaf of bread 15 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins 2 1/2 hours
challah bread
Challah Bread
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 large loaf of bread 15 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins 2 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 large loaf of bread 15 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins 2 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Yeast Mixture
Bread Dough
Servings: large loaf of bread
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and add dash of sugar. To proof the yeast, let this stand while you assemble the other ingredients.
  2. Blend the salt, sugar, oil, eggs, and food coloring in a large bowl.
  3. When the yeast has been proofed, add this in.
    braided bread
  4. Gradually add about 4/5's of the flour, scrape it out onto a floured board and knead it until smooth and satiny, adding additional flour as needed.
  5. Put a little oil into a clean large bowl and then swirl the dough ball around in it and turn it over so that the exposed dough has a thin sheen of oil on it to protect it from getting dried out.
  6. Cover and let rise till doubled - about 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Punch down, knead briefly. Divide dough into 4 parts
  8. Keeping other parts covered, roll out each section into a rope which is longer than the cookie sheet you want to bake the bread on.
  9. Braid all four ropes into a Challah loaf by pinching all four ends together and then taking the right hand rope and moving it to the left hand position by going over, under, and then over.
  10. When the loaf is completely braided, tuck the ends under, cover it, and let it rise about 1 hour.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes
    braided bread
  12. Bruch warm loaf with melted butter. Enjoy!
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