September 4, 2009

My Challah Recipe


Henderson Challah for the bread machine

Add your liquids first:

7/8 C lukewarm water
1/2 stick of melted butter
2 large eggs
1/4 C honey

then add the dry ingredients:

1 tsp salt
4 C Better for Bread flour
2 tsp yeast for bread machines

Set bread machine for dough cycle and let it run. After the cycle has completed, I let the dough rise until it reaches the top of the canister.

Remove dough and split into two lumps. Split each lump into three strands and braid (I do a simple braid, but you could do more fancy multi-strand braids, if you wish). Place braids on baking stone or pan and cover to let rise. I usually let it rise for a couple of hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an egg wash (one beaten egg plus a splash of water) and brush over braids. Bake 35 minutes or until golden.

Shabbat Shalom!

2 comments:

J Antonelli said...

the look alone of that bread is bringing back memories of working in the jewish bakery as a teenager. fun times and the best bread on the planet!

Ari C'rona said...

It is the best bread, J! :o)