Whole Wheat Challah

READY IN: 3hrs
Recipe by Queen Dragon Mom

Adopted! Original poster's note: This is a healthy whole wheat challah recipe with a light texture.

Top Review by spa27

This recipe was originally published on Aish.com I have to admit that I only tried it once, but did not have much success with it. Even with the sponge method, I still got a heavy challah. In addition, given the large amount of flour, I am surprised that this recipe calls for only two eggs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Activate yeast in 1/2 cup water with sugar.
  2. Beat in remaining 2 1/2 cups of water , 5 cups flour, oil, honey, two eggs and salt. Let rise 30-60 minutes.
  3. Punch down. Add the rest of the flour slowly while kneading, until dough no longer sticks to fingers. Cover with damp towel.
  4. Allow to rise again until double in size. Punch down. Shape into loaves.
  5. Place in well-greased loaf pans or braid and place on cookie sheets. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  6. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

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