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Recipe Name: Challa Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/23/2014
Base: Breads Comments:
Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 2

2 1/2 Cup(s) Water, tepid about 110 f
3 Teaspoon(s) Salt
3 Tablespoon(s) Sugar
3 Quick-rising dry yeast
3 Eggs, beaten - at room temp
1/2 Cup(s) Vegetable oil
3 Pound(s) Unbleached white flour
Cornmeal, for baking
2 Egg yolks
1 Tablespoon(s) Water
1 Tablespoon(s) Sesame seeds
Place the water, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a heavy-duty electric
mixer (KitchenAid K5A2 model works best). Stir to dissolve the sugar.
Add the yeast and stir to dissolve. Stir in the beaten eggs and the
oil. Beat in 5 cups of the weighed-out flour to make a batter. Beat
for 5 minutes or until the batter begins to pull away from the sides
of the bowl. Knead in the remaining flour by machine until smooth.
Place the dough on a clean countertop and cover it with a large metal
bowl. Allow the dough to rise until double in bulk. Punch the dough
down and allow it to rise again. Punch the dough down again and divide
it in half. Cut each half into thirds. Roll 3 of the pieces into ropes
about 16 inches long with your hands. Join 1 end of each rope and
press together with the heel of your hand. Alternately, braid the 3
ropse together and press the other 3 ends together with the heel of
your hand.. Sprinkle a large baking sheet with a little of the
cornmeal. Place the braided dough on the sheet pan and allow it to
double in bulk again. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
Allow the dough to rise until double in bulk. Beat the 2 egg yolks and
1 tablespoon of water together for the egg wash. Lightly brush both
risen braided doughs. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in a preheated
350 F oven for 50 to 60 minutes, until loaves are deep golden brown
and sound hollow when tapped on the bottoms with your finger. Remove
to a cooling rack. Source: Whole Family Cookbook From Gemini's MASSIVE
MealMaster collection at

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 3166
Calories From Fat: 601
Total Fat: 68.4g
Cholesterol: 180.1mg
Sodium: 3516mg
Potassium: 812.1mg
Carbohydrates: 551.5g
Fiber: 20g
Sugar: 20.9g
Protein: 75g

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