Challah I (Braided Egg Bread)

Recipe by CardaMom
READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat oven to 400°F Dissolve 1 teaspoon sugar in 1/2 cup water in bowl of mixer. Sprinkle yeast over water and mix,let stand 10 minutes until foamy.
  • Add the next 6 ingredients to mixing bowl. Mix with dough hook for 6 minutes. Dough should be a little sticky.
  • Place in oiled bowl, cover and let rise in warm place until double in bulk.
  • Punch down dough. Let rise again until double in bulk.
  • Punch down again. Divide dough into 3 equal parts.
  • Roll dough into three long strands. Braid the strands, tucking ends under. Cover with towel and let double in bulk.
  • Brush with beaten egg yolk. Sprinkle with seeds. Bake at 400 F for approximately 30 minutes, until golden brown. The challah is done when it sounds hollow when thumped on the bottom.