Challah Bread (Machine) - Large Loaf Recipe

Source: Electric Bread

This light egg bread represents the manna of the desert in Jewish tradition. For special holidays, the dough can be styled into a variety of shapes.

Success Hints: For traditional braided Challah, mix ingredients (without poppy seeds) in the dough cycle. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, punch down, divide into ropes and braid, pinching dough together at ends. Top with poppy seeds. Lift onto greased baking sheet and allow to double, about one hour. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Step 1

Use regular or rapid bake cycle.

Things You'll Need

  • 3/4c Water
  • 3c White bread flour
  • 2tb Sugar
  • 1 1/2ts Salt
  • 1/4c Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 3/4ts Poppy seeds
  • 1 1/4ts Yeast, fast rise or machine - or - 2 1/4 ts Yeast, active dry

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