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Ingredients You'll Need

9 cups flour - divided use
1 1/4 c sugar
3 packages of dry yeast
1 Tbsp salt
2 1/2 c lukewarm water
1/2 c oil
4 eggs
Beaten egg and poppy or sesame seeds


In a large bowl, combine 2- 1/2 c flour, sugar, yeast, salt, water, and oil.

Mix well. Add eggs and 1- 1/2 c flour. Mix well. Then add remaining flour, one cup at a time. Mix in between each cup of flour.

Knead well. Let rise, covered with a towel, for 2 to 2- 1/2 hours.

Divide dough and braid into three large or five small challahs.

Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle either poppy seeds or sesame seeds. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.

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