This recipe shows you how to make challah bread with the easiest recipe you can find. The recipe includes a guide on how to braid challah with 3 strands. If never tried challah bread now it’s the time!
*the measurements are in metric cups*
Recipe for 1 large or 2 small challah
3.5 cups (500g) Flour
1 tbsp (10g) instant dry yeast
3.5 tbsp (42g) white sugar
¼ cup (50g) canola oil
1 cup – 2 tbsp (200ml) warm water
1 tsp (6g) salt
1.In a large mixing bowl sift all-purpose flour, add yeast, sugar and mix. Add 1 egg, warm water and oil.
2.With a dough hook attachment, knead the dough on low speed for 2 minutes, then add the salt and knead 5-6 minutes more.
3.Shape a ball from the dough and place in an oiled bowl, cover with a towel or plastic wrap. Let the dough rise about an hour (until double in size) in a warm place.
4.Cut the dough in half and each half cut into 3 (if you want 2 medium challahs) or just cut all the dough into 3 pieces (if you want 1 large challah).
5.Roll each piece of dough into a long rope roughly 1-inch thick and start braid the dough as described in the video.
6.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put the loaf on top, cover with towel and let rise about an hour.
7.Preheat oven to 360f/180c .
8.Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).
9.Bake 20-30 minutes until the top browns to a rich golden color (depends on loaf size).
10.Let cool at least 30 minutes.
Original of the video here