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    Ant Bessie's Challah

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs

    30 mins

    mseleman09's Note:

    My grandma's Aunt Bessie got this recipe from her mother. It is so sweet and makes perfect challah french toast if you can't finish the loaf during dinner.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    loaf

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1/4 cup margarine (or butter)
    • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup sugar (adjust for more sweetness if you want)
    • 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
    • 4 cups flour (or more)
    • 1 egg
    • 3/4 cup raisins (add for Rosh Hashana)
    • 1 egg wash (1 egg with a little water)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      put margarine in bowl.
    2. 2
      pour water over it.
    3. 3
      add salt and sugar.
    4. 4
      let cool.
    5. 5
      add yeast.
    6. 6
      cover bowl with towel and let stand 10 minutes. make sure yeast is bubbling.
    7. 7
      add 2 cups of flour and egg.
    8. 8
      add more flour until dough can be turned out on board and knead, adding flour until not sticky.
    9. 9
      grease bowl, put dough in and cover.
    10. 10
      let rise until doubled (45 mins to an hour).
    11. 11
      punch down, cover, and let rise again.
    12. 12
      shape challah and brush with egg wash.
    13. 13
      bake at 350 til brown on top (about 30 mins).

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    Nutritional Facts for Ant Bessie's Challah

    Serving Size: 1 (1166 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2897.6
     
    Calories from Fat 369
    12%
    Total Fat 41.0 g
    63%
    Saturated Fat 7.7 g
    38%
    Cholesterol 211.5 mg
    70%
    Sodium 2783.4 mg
    115%
    Total Carbohydrate 571.0 g
    190%
    Dietary Fiber 19.0 g
    76%
    Sugars 166.0 g
    664%
    Protein 64.3 g
    128%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    egg wash

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