It’s Foodie Friday!(Challah Bread)

I have a lovely recipe for you that is so yummy and comforting. Who doesn’t love bread? This also makes wonderful french toast as well. I hope you give it a try…

 

Challah bread

 

2 pkg. (1/4 oz. each) active dry yeast

 

1 cup warm water (110 – 115 degrees F.)

 

1/2 cup veg. oil

 

1/3 cup sugar (brown or white)

 

1 Tbl. salt

 

6 – 6 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour

 

5 eggs

 

1 Tbl. cld water

 

Empty yeast pkgs. into large bowl and add the warm water. Stir until yeast is dissolved. Add the oil, sugar, salt and 4 eggs and 4  cups of the flour. Stir until well blended and the dough has a smooth consistency. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a firm dough. Lightly flour a work surface, turn out the dough and kneed it for 6 to 8 minutes. Lightly grease another bowl with oil or butter. Place the dough in the bowl and turn it to coat with the oil/butter. Cover the bowl and let rise for about 1 hour. Turn out the dough again and punch it down. Divide into 2 equal sections. Set aside 1 section. Separate reserved section into 3 equal sections, forming dough ropes about 15 inches long. Place dough ropes on a lightly greased cookie sheet. over-lap the ends and pinch them together. Braid the dough ropes and over-lap the other ends and pinch them together. Fold ends under. Repeat with other dough section.  Cover and let rise again for another hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat 1 egg in a small bowl and add the 1 Tbl. of cold water. Brush it on the tops of the loaves.  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.  Let cool slightly. Slice and serve. Makes 2 loaves. mmm mmm, spread on the butter and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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