You’ll Love This Challah Recipe!

Challah (/ˈxɑːlə/, Hebrew: חַלָּה‎ ḥallā [χa'la] or [ħal'lɑ]; plural: challot, Challoth or challos.)

Challah
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How does super-soft, sweet bread sound to you? If you like the sound of that, you’ll love the taste of Challah! But before we give you one of the best Challah recipes ever, let’s first dive into what this mysterious bread actually is.

Challah is a traditional European Jewish ceremonial bread often served with a spread of dips. Classic dips to try Challah with are hummus, tahini, matbuha, eggplant dip, olive dip, and more. During the Jewish New Year season, Challah is served with honey drizzled on the slices. Also, Challah is one of the best kinds of bread for turning into French toast!

Here’s an awesome Challah recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2.2 pounds of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 and a half tablespoons of yeast
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 and a half cups of lukewarm water

Instructions

  • Place the flour, salt, sugar, yeast, oil, and water in a large bowl
  • Start mixing the top a bit and add 2 eggs
  • Continue kneading and add lukewarm water, but not too much, otherwise the dough will be too sticky
  • Cover with a lightly oiled plastic bag
  • Let it rise for about an hour
  • Knead it again for about ten minutes
  • Let it rise for about another hour (again)
  • Braid the Challahs (you can plenty plenty of tutorials for how to do this on YouTube
  • Let the Challahs rise yet again, this time for 20 minutes
  • Beat one egg and cover them
  • Bake in a hot oven (392 Fahrenheit) for 15 to 20 minutes until golden
  • Bon appétit!