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Challah Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Margaret L Mitchell
Added: Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 tsp. dry yeast
2 c. Potato water (water left after boiling potatoes)
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp salt
3 eggs
7 c. flour (adjust as needed)
1/2 c. oil

Directions:
Directions:
Dissolve yeast in warm potato water. Add sugar and let stand 5 min. Add salt and beaten eggs. Stir in 4 c flour. Add oil, stirring while adding. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough that forms a ball and is not sticky. Let Rest 10 min. Put in a greased bowl, and let rise until double (about an hour). Punch down. Braid to form two loaves. Let rise again, about 50 min. Use a brush to coat a glaze of beaten eggs and a few drops of water. Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds. Bake at 350 until well done (about 45 to 50 min).

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A grand recipe to be shared at Hanukkah, Passover and Shabbat. Added to the other festive parts of these meals, we celebrate a relationship that goes back to the beginning.

 

 

 

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