Thursday, March 26, 2015

Challah Bread~ Just Speaks Spring To Me



Jewish Sweet Bread (Challah)
This bread is so delicious and so pretty because it is braided. It's not terribly hard to make, but takes a few hours because it has to rise twice. You can easily double the recipe and actually make 6 loaves by separating the dough into smaller parts. Also, the butter is very important. If you use unsalted butter, the flavor isn't as good.

1 pkg. yeast
1 1/4 c. warm water (as hot as you can comfortably touch it)
1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. oil
2 eggs
4 1/2 c. flour

Mix yeast, water, and sugar, set aside. Mix the other ingredients together, then add yeast mixture. Lay out on floured surface and knead 5 minutes. Put into greased bowl and cover with a towel. Let rise, double, punch down. Cut dough into 3 parts (there will actually be 6 parts because the recipe makes 2 loaves). Make 2 braids and let them rise on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 20 min. or until golden brown. Pour 1/2 cube of melted butter over bread before baking and 1/2 cube of melted butter just after baking.

4 comments:

Miss Jen said...

Wow.... beautiful, simply beautiful!!!
I love the way this bread looks with the
Easter eggs mingling in it.

Blessings~ Miss Jen

Amy said...

This is a beautiful looking loaf of bread.

Thanks for the prayers. They help.

Blessings

Cheryl said...

I make a bread like this at Eater also, started years ago when we had a neighbor that had come from Greece. She made one for us and have been making it since.

Joyfully,
Cheryl

Joanne said...

We enjoy making challah and like it best as French toast :) I have never seen it with whole eggs on it?
Here is a post I did with challah if you are interested in seeing it.
http://frugalhomeandhealth.blogspot.com/2014/06/challah.html
Have a great day!
Joanne
Frugal Home and Health

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