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Easy Challah Recipe
|Active dry yeast||1 Tablespoon (1 Package)|
|Warm water||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (About 110Â°)|
|Salad oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Eggs||2 , slightly beaten|
|Yellow food coloring/Pinch of saffron||3 Drop|
|All-purpose flour||5 1⁄2 Cup (88 tbs), unsifted|
|Egg yolk||1 , beaten|
|Sesame seed/Poppy seed||1 Tablespoon|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 3511 Calories from Fat 744
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 85 g130.3%
Saturated Fat 9.3 g46.6%
Trans Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 608 mg
Sodium 2123 mg88.5%
Total Carbohydrates 585 g195.1%
Dietary Fiber 23.5 g93.9%
Sugars 52.7 g
Protein 94 g188.8%
Vitamin A 14.1% Vitamin C 0.07%
Calcium 34.2% Iron 215.7%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Stir in salt, sugar, oil, eggs, and food coloring.
Gradually beat in about 4 1/2 cups of the flour to make a stiff dough.
Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead until smooth and satiny (5 to 20 minutes), adding flour as needed to prevent sticking.
Turn dough over in a greased bowl; cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 1/2 hours).
Punch dough down; knead briefly on a lightly floured board to release air.
Set aside and cover about 3/4 cup dough.
Divide remaining dough into 4 equal portions; roll each between hands to form a strand about 20 inches long.
Place the 4 strips lengthwise on a greased baking sheet, pinch tops together, and braid as follows: pick up strand on right, bring it over next one, under the third, and over the fourth.
Repeat, always starting with strand on right, until braid is complete.
Pinch ends together.
Roll reserved dough into a strip about 15 inches long; cut into 3 strips and make a small 3-strand braid.
Lay on top center of large braid.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled (about 1 hour).
Using a soft brush or your fingers, spread egg yolk mixture evenly over braids; sprinkle with seed.
Bake in a 350° oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.