Ingredients

How to make it

  • Combine yeast, ¾ cup warm water (110 degrees) and the honey, let stand 5 mins. Add eggs, 1 ½ cup flour, salt and oil. Beat with mixer until stretchy. Add 2 cups flour (and drained raisins, if using) and stir by hand (can switch to a dough hook instead, if desired) until dough is well moistened.
  • To knead by hand: scrape dough onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 mins, adding in more flour as needed to prevent sticking. Place dough into an oiled bowl, turning dough to coat all sides.
  • To knead by machine: beat on high speed 5-8 mins, adding more flour, until dough begins to pull away from sides of bowl. Place dough into an oiled bowl, turning dough to coat all sides.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hr. Knead one more time to expel air. Shape into a long rope (about 32 inches) with one end tapered. Roll into snail shape with thick end in center. Can be placed into a cake pan or left free-formed on oiled cookie sheet. Dough can also be braided instead, by dividing dough into thirds. Roll each one into long ropes. Place ropes together and braid. Cover with plastic wrap and raise again 20-30 mins until puffy. Uncover and brush with reserved beaten egg. Bake in 325 degree oven until golden brown, about 30-35 mins. Check at 20 mins, if too brown, drape foil loosely over top. Let cool 10-15mins before cutting.
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    " It was excellent "
    linda2230 ate it and said...
    Looks delicious! I love Challah Bread. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I rated a "5" because it looks so delicious, great pic! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
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  • lura 4 years ago
    Oh my this is beautiful. I love Challah Bread. thank you so much for sharing and yes I would be delighted to be your cooking buddy. I don't get here too often but love the people and great recipes.
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    Love this recipe! Saving to try later!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    This bread looks wonderful. I really love to find new recipes for bread & this one I'll be trying out real soon. A big 5 forks
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    beuatiful share!
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