Challah-lah!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 1loaf (challah)
  • About This Recipe

    “A very soft and morish bread – my favourite actually.”

    Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 teaspoonsyeast( granulated)
  • 3cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonssugar
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 3tablespoonsbutter
  • 2eggs( measured with water)
  • 1 1/8 cupswater
  • Directions

  • Place all the above ingredients in bread machine pan in the order I have listed them in.
  • Select dough cycle.
  • When dough cycle is complete, remove dough and place on lightly floured surface and allow the dough to rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Then divide dough into 3 evenly sized pieces (I usually weigh each piece to ensure this).
  • Roll and’gently massage’ each piece to form 3 long snakes.
  • Approxiamately 30-35 cm each.
  • Pinch 3 ends together and place under something weighty (I use a heavy bread board), and then start plaiting!
  • When you get to the end, pinch the ends together (as you did at the beginning with the other end), and tuck underneath.
  • Place covered bread dough in warm and draught free place on lightly greased oven tray (a sun room or conservatory is great for this- otherwise a pre-heated warming drawer of an oven is also good) Leave it to double in size (about 1 hour).
  • Brush with a lightly beaten egg and sprinkle liberally with poppy seeds.
  • Bake in oven at 180’C for about 25-30 minutes- or until a nice golden brown colour.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • Reviews

  • “Looking at this recipe, it is exactly like mine, except mine has 5 cups of flour instead of 3.I can’t rate it since I haven’t tried it, but could that be the runnyness from the other review?If it is, then I bet it’s great – I have been using a very very similar recipe for years, and love it!”

  • “I did exactly what the recipe said and the dough wasn’t just soft, it was runny. Had to add heaps of flour just so I could handle the stuff. And the braiding as a result was a non-event. I don’t know how much this bread rises normally but it turned out more like a flat bread. Tasted fine though.”

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