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Challah - A traditional Jewish bread Recipe

Challah - A traditional Jewish bread is a popular Indian Bread
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Bread Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
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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:

    1. For yeast:
    2. 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.
    3. For the dough:
    4. Sift flour and salt.
    5. Mix with soft butter. Add yeast solution to dough and make a soft dough with 80 ml lukewarm water.
    6. 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.
    7. Knead again and divide the dough into 3 equal parts.
    8. Cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for another 1 hour.
    9. Final preparation:
    10. Preheat oven (OTG) at 180 degree C or 350 degree F.
    11. On a floured surface roll 3 parts of the dough into 8 - inch long sausage shapes and plait the 3 together.
    12. Keep the plaited bread on a well - greased baking tray and brush the whole surface with beaten egg yolk.
    13. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 40 - 45 minutes, or until golden colour. Cool on a wire rack.
    14. Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World


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