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    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    Barb Gertz's Note:

    This egg rich bread is traditionally served in Jewish households to begin the Sabbath, Try serving for breakfast with fruit preserves or slice thick and use to make superb French toast. The recipe comes from Red Star Yeast.

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    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 1 tablespoon water


    1. 1
      Bread Machine method: Have liquids ingredients at 80 degrees and all others at room temperature.
    2. 2
      Place in pan basket in order listed.
    3. 3
      select dough/manual cycle.
    4. 4
      Do not use delay timer.
    5. 5
      Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading, making adjustments if necessary.
    6. 6
      At the end of cycle, remove dough and follow shaping and baking insructions.
    7. 7
      Raising, Shaping and Baking: Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease.
    8. 8
      Cover, let rise until dough until almost double.
    9. 9
      Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove bubbles.
    10. 10
      roll or pat into a 14-x7-inch rectangle, Starting with the shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into a roll.
    11. 11
      Pinch edges and ends to seal.
    12. 12
      Place in greased 9-x-5-inch loaf pan.
    13. 13
      cover, let rise until indentation remains after touching, Brush loaf with slightly beaten egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water.
    14. 14
      sprinkle with sesame or Poppy seeds, bake in preheated 375 degree oven 30 to 40 minutes.
    15. 15
      Remove from pan; cool.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 18, 2013


      This challah was so easy to do. It was the perfect texture, no need to add more water or flour. I braided it because for me a challah bread it's braided. And it was very easy to braid. Thanks Barb :) The taste is so good. Made for Name that ingredient tag game

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    • on February 12, 2011


      Very good! Everyone enjoyed it! I braided it and baked it in the oven. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on February 18, 2009


      An outstanding recipe. I have been working on a good recipe for Shabbos and tried a number of recommended recipes. This one is the very best!

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    Nutritional Facts for Challah

    Serving Size: 1 (732 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1909.9
    Calories from Fat 374
    Total Fat 41.6 g
    Saturated Fat 19.9 g
    Cholesterol 619.0 mg
    Sodium 5083.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 316.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.5 g
    Sugars 26.7 g
    Protein 61.4 g

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