Andrea's Challah

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READY IN: 5hrs
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4 12
    cups warm water (I microwave it for 2 min in a bowl until slightly warmer than body temperature - 105 degrees)
  • 3
    tablespoons dry yeast
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar
  • 5
    lbs bread flour (high gluten flour)
  • 2 12
    cups sugar
  • 1 12
    tablespoons salt
  • 1 12
  • 4
    eggs, beaten
  • 1
    egg, beaten with a little water to thin
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 325.
  • Mix the warm water, yeast and 1 tablespoons sugar together, set aside in a warm (not hot) place to proof (make sure the yeast is active) until frothy.
  • In a very large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and salt, then make a well in the center.
  • Into the well, add the oil, 4 beaten eggs and proofed yeast mixture.
  • Mix with a wooden spoon, then knead until dough is stretchy.
  • Let rise, covered, for 1 1/2-3 hours - at least until doubled.
  • Punch down, then shape as you wish.
  • Let shaped loaves rise again for another 30 min or so, brush with egg wash, then bake on a foil-lined, greased baking sheet for 30 min or until a deep golden brown.
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