Favorite Challah

READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 10
    ounces water
  • 13
    cup oil (I like coconut oil best)
  • 14
    cup honey
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 4
    cups bread flour (King Arthur is my hero!)
  • 1
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1
    tablespoon yeast, for bread machine
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1
    tablespoon water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Load first eight ingredients (water through yeast) into bread machine bin in the order listed.
  • Select "dough only" setting.
  • When through with cycle, cut into 12 pieces to make two 6-braid challahs/challot. OR, cut into 6 pieces to make two 3-braid challah.
  • Let rest 20 minutes.
  • Roll pieces into ropes; braid 6 or 3 into a challah. Repeat for remaining pieces.
  • Cover and let rest until doubled in size -- about 45 minutes. About 30 minutes into this rest cycle preheat oven, if not done so already.
  • Mix last two ingredients (egg and water) together to make egg wash.
  • Brush challot with egg wash. Bake 33 minutes at 350°F.
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