Challah Bread
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 TBL. + 1 tsp. oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. yeast
  1. Place ingredients in bread machine in order suggested for your machine.
  2. Start machine on white bread dough cycle.
  3. When completed, place dough onto a lightly floured board.
  4. Divide into 3 sections.
  5. Form each section into an 8-9 inch rope and braid.
  6. Tuck the ends under slightly and shape into a straight line.
  7. Place on a greased cookie sheet or on parchment paper.
  8. Preheat oven to warm(200 degrees) and TURN OFF. Cover bread with a light towel and place in oven for 30-45 minutes to rise.
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  11. Mix an egg yolk and 1 TBL. water in a small bowl.
  12. Glaze bread with mixture.
  13. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until nicely browned. Cool and enjoy!
  14. Makes 1 loaf
I have been making this for years and giving it for gifts. It makes a great hostess gift. These make wonderful gifts at holidays or for hostess gifts. Place in a clear plastic bread bag( I buy mine from bakery), tie with a colorful bow.