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Challah bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Kestrel
Added: Sunday, December 10, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c. all purpose flour
3 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar + 1 tsp sugar
1 cup of warm water
1 package of yeast
honey (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Combine flour, salt and 1/2 cup ofsugar in a
bowl.
Combine warm water, 1 tsp of sugar andyeast
in a cup (make sure you get little bubbles or
frothing...that means the yeast is good)
Beat and add in 2 eggs, oil and yeast mixture.
If using honey, add to taste (I've seen
anywhere from 1 tbsp to 1/2 c. added. It
depends on how sweet of a bread you want.)
Knead until consistancy is smooth. Let rest
1/2 hour
Knead again and then let rise at least 4 hours
(I've let it rise over night)
Divide dough into 3 parts. Roll into long
strands and braid.
Let rise for 30 to 45 minutes
Preheat oven to 350 C
Beat last egg and "paint" the top of the bread.
Place in oven approximatey 30 minutes or
until top is golden brown.

It's a reallyt sweet bread kids love and the
leftovers are geat for quickie french toast!

 

 

 

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