CHALLAH
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large bowl, combine 2- 1/2 c flour, sugar, yeast, salt, water, and oil.
  2. 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.
  3. Knead well. Let rise, covered with a towel, for 2 to 2- 1/2 hours.
  4. Divide dough and braid into three large or five small challahs.
  5. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle either poppy seeds or sesame seeds. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.