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    Jewish - Old Family Secret Recipe - Challah

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    52 mins

    2 mins

    50 mins

    Rayndrop's Note:

    braided bread Note: 1/8 tsp. saffron can be dissolved in water for flavor & color.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8-12

    Yield:

    challah

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1/4 ounce yeast (1 packet)
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
    • 4 1/2 cups sifted flour
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 4 tablespoons poppy seeds

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine yeast, sugar, 1/4 cup water & let stand 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Sift flour & salt into bowl.
    3. 3
      Make a well in center and drop yeast mixture inches.
    4. 4
      Work it into the flour.
    5. 5
      Knead on floured surface until smooth & elastic.
    6. 6
      Place in bowl.
    7. 7
      Brush oil on top.
    8. 8
      Cover with towel & let rise 1 hour.
    9. 9
      Punch down, cover & let rise until it doubles.
    10. 10
      Divide into 3 parts.
    11. 11
      Cover hands with flour and braid.
    12. 12
      Cover & let rise in pan until double.
    13. 13
      Brush with egg yolk & sprinkle with seeds.
    14. 14
      Bake 375 degrees for 50 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 11, 2010

      This is the a very similar recipe that I have used many times...It is from the "Th Art of Jewish Cooking"by Jennie Grossinger of the famous Grossingers Hotel in the Catskills New York. I have made the dough in the bread machine with great results.

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    Nutritional Facts for Jewish - Old Family Secret Recipe - Challah

    Serving Size: 1 (88 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 340.6
     
    Calories from Fat 70
    20%
    Total Fat 7.8 g
    12%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 76.4 mg
    25%
    Sodium 603.3 mg
    25%
    Total Carbohydrate 56.2 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    10%
    Sugars 1.9 g
    7%
    Protein 10.2 g
    20%

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