Amazing Fast Rise Challah Bread - One Small Loaf

"You can make a challah in under 2 hours using quick rise yeast. This recipe is for one small loaf of challah."
photo by Dee D. photo by Dee D.
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photo by Faydra F. photo by Faydra F.
photo by Ian S. photo by Ian S.
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins
1 challah




  • Mix warm water, oil and egg together into a stand mixer bowl. Mix, with kneading hook, until blended.
  • Add salt, sugar, and yeast and flour ( small amount at a time). Mix with hook until a soft dough is formed. You may need to add a bit more warm water ( or more flour if needed). Check the dough, it should be soft and slightly sticky. It should easily form into a smooth ball. When the right consistency is reached, knead with hook for 6 minutes.
  • Take dough ball out and place into oiled bowl-turn it over so that the oil in on all sides. Cover with saran wrap and let rise until doubled ( about 30 minutes or more).
  • Punch down dough and divide into thirds. Roll each piece into a strand . Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place all three strands onto sheet and braid. Cover with saran wrap and let rise again until doubled ( about 30 minutes or more). In the mean time preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Brush top of braid with beaten egg yolk and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Questions & Replies

  1. When i Bake this it splits or comes apart on top (sometimes)


  1. Wow what an amazing and simple to follow recipe. It turn out amazing every single time!
  2. Followed this as-is, but baked in a loaf pan for everyday use. It is, indeed, a small loaf, but my whole family loved it. Next time, will triple the recipe, then bake in two standard loaf pans. Thank you for a versatile and delicious bread to add to my repertoire!
  3. Followed the directions without any changes except I use a food processor to mix my dough. Came out perfectly. Good texture and flavor.
    • Review photo by Faydra F.
  4. Easy and delicious!
    • Review photo by Ian S.
  5. Wonderful. I squeezed two teeny loaves (for Shabbat for two) and it was perfect. Thank you.
    • Review photo by eoliver39


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