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Recipe Name: Challah (braided Egg Bread) Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/23/2014
Base: Breads Comments:
Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 2

4 Eggs
1 Cup(s) Minus 1 Tbs oil
1/2 Cup(s) Minus 1 Tbs sugar
1/4 Cup(s) 1/2 stick margarine or
butter room temperature
2 Teaspoon(s) Salt
1 Pinch(s) Of saffron, optional
1 Cup(s) Water or lowfat milk
120-130 F
5 To 5 1/2 cups flour, 1/2
all-purpose 1/2 hard
White), White
2 Envelopes dry yeast
1 Egg
1 Teaspoon(s) Water
2 Tablespoon(s) Sesame or poppy seeds
Makes 2 large braids Lightly grease large bowl and baking sheet; set
aside. combine first 5 ingredients in mixing bowl and beat until
thoroughly blended. Dissolve saffron in water or milk and add to
mixing bowl. Beat in 2 1/4 cups flour and yeast. Continue beatng 2
minutes, then add additional 2 1/4 cups flour or enough to make soft
dough, blending thoroughly. Turn out onto lightly floured board and
knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in
greased bowl, turning to coat entire surface. Cover with plastic wrap
and hot, damp towel and let rise in warm place until doubled in
volume. Punch down and let rise again until doubled. Beat egg with
water. Place dough on lightly floured board and divide in half, then
divide each half into 3 equal pieces. Roll each into 12-inch rope.
Lay 3 ropes parallel and begin braiding in the middle, working out to
each end (make braids very loose). Pinch ends together securely.
Repeat with remaining ropes. Place loaves on baking sheet, brush tops
with beaten egg and sprinkle with seeds. Cover with plastic wrap and
allow to rise until doubled. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake loaves until
golden and bread sounds hollow when tapped, about 35 to 45 minutes.
Cool on racks. Bon Appetit Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by "John
Weber" <> on Mar 31, 98

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 3063
Calories From Fat: 764
Total Fat: 86.8g
Cholesterol: 590.4mg
Sodium: 2701.5mg
Potassium: 862.2mg
Carbohydrates: 478.1g
Fiber: 16.9g
Sugar: 2.2g
Protein: 80.8g

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