Challah - A traditional Jewish bread

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Total Time:
2-4 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Bread Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 3/4 tsp - dried yeast
  • 2 tsp - sugar
  • 50 ml - water
  • 350 g - plain flour / maida
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 80 ml - lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp - soft butter
  • 1 -beaten egg yolk

How to Make Challah - A traditional Jewish bread

  • For yeast:
  • Dissolve yeast in 50 ml lukewarm water with sugar. Cover and keep in a warm place to rise for 15 minutes or until it begins to froth. Yeast solution will be double in quantity.
  • For the dough:
  • Sift flour and salt.
  • Mix with soft butter. Add yeast solution to dough and make a soft dough with 80 ml lukewarm water.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for at least 2 - 2 1/2 hours to rise. The dough should be double in size.
  • Knead again and divide the dough into 3 equal parts.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for another 1 hour.
  • Final preparation:
  • Preheat oven (OTG) at 180 degree C or 350 degree F.
  • On a floured surface roll 3 parts of the dough into 8 - inch long sausage shapes and plait the 3 together.
  • Keep the plaited bread on a well - greased baking tray and brush the whole surface with beaten egg yolk.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for about 40 - 45 minutes, or until golden colour. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World