Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

A Sweet Challah for Shabbat or any occasion

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the hot water and 2 tablespoons of the sugar.
  2. Add the flour, remaining sugar and salt to a food processor and mix for 10 seconds.
  3. Continue processing, adding the yeast mixture, 2 beaten eggs, margarine, honey and flavorings.
  4. Knead for 30 more seconds.
  5. Place dough into a greased bowl and cover.
  6. Let rise in a warm spot for 1 hour.
  7. Punch down, cover and let rise one more hour.
  8. Punch down and divide into thirds.
  9. Braid the challah and place on a greased sheet and let rise one more hour.
  10. Paint the challah with the reserved beaten egg and sprinkle with seeds (optional).
  11. Place the challah into a preheated 350°F oven for 35 minutes.
  12. Let cool.
Most Helpful

3 5

WOW - what amazing flavor! I must admit that I'm still having problems getting a good rise & texture from this, but I'm going to work with this recipe because the flavor is just WONDERFUL! I split it into 2 smaller loaves and freeze one for the following week. Thanks so much for sharing!

09/08/2010 - made it again and STILL no rise from it.