Soy Vey! Challah (Bread) Recipe

Step 1

Mix the soy milk, honey, and yeast and set it aside for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Combine the bread flour and soy flour in a large bowl.

Step 3

Add the oil, eggs, and egg yolk to the milk, honey, and yeast mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until blended.

Step 4

Add the flours to the liquid mixture, stir until a dough is formed, and turn the dough out onto a floured board.

Step 5

Knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

Step 6

Form into a ball, coat with a bit of soybean oil, and place in a covered bowl.

Step 7

Let rise until doubled in bulk, about an hour.

Step 8

Punch the dough down, knead about 3 minutes, and braid or shape into any desired form.

Step 9

Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Step 10

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 11

Beat the egg white with a folk. Use a brush to coat the top of the loaf. Sprinkle poppy seeds on top of loaf.

Step 12

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Step 13

Cool on a rack.

Makes: One large loaf This recipe won first place in a special competition at the Ohio State Fair this year: Cooking with Ohio's Soy Foods, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council. It also received an "award of Excellence" rosette.

You can also use this recipe in a bread machine, either by going through the whole cycle, or by using the dough setting and shaping the dough into a large braid, which is what I usually do.. If you're not wild about soy, you can change the soy milk to water, and the soy oil to another kind of oil.

Things You'll Need

  • 3/4c Soy milk, room temperature
  • 3tb Honey
  • 2 1/4ts Yeast
  • 3c Bread flour
  • 1/2c Soy flour
  • 1/4c Soybean oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Egg yolk (you can use egg
  • Substitute if you prefer)
  • 2tb Poppy seeds (for topping)
  • 1 Egg white (for glaze)

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