Jewish - Old Family Secret Recipe - Challah

Recipe by Rayndrop
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READY IN: 52mins
SERVES: 8-12
YIELD: 1 challah
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 14
    ounce yeast (1 packet)
  • 2
    teaspoons sugar
  • 1 14
    cups lukewarm water
  • 4 12
    cups sifted flour
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
  • 2
    tablespoons oil
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 4
    tablespoons poppy seeds
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine yeast, sugar, 1/4 cup water & let stand 5 minutes.
  • Sift flour & salt into bowl.
  • Make a well in center and drop yeast mixture inches.
  • Work it into the flour.
  • Knead on floured surface until smooth & elastic.
  • Place in bowl.
  • Brush oil on top.
  • Cover with towel & let rise 1 hour.
  • Punch down, cover & let rise until it doubles.
  • Divide into 3 parts.
  • Cover hands with flour and braid.
  • Cover & let rise in pan until double.
  • Brush with egg yolk & sprinkle with seeds.
  • Bake 375 degrees for 50 minutes.
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