ChallahFrom chefjeb 8 years ago
- 3 packs or 8 tsp yeast shopping list
- 1 cup sugar shopping list
- 2 1`/2 cups warm water, divided use shopping list
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil shopping list
- 1 tbs salt shopping list
- 5 eggs. divided use shopping list
- 8 or 9 cups flour shopping list
- poppy or sesame seeds shopping list
- raisins (optional) shopping list
How to make it
- Makes 3 loaves
- Disolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water and proof.
- Combine sugar 2 cups water, oil and salt. Blend well.
- Add 4 eggs and blend well.
- Add 5 cups of flour and blend.
- Add remaining flour one cup at a time until dough pulls together.
- Knead adding flour if necessary until dough is elastic and pulls away from the bowl. This is best done in a heavy duty mixer, but can be done by hand.
- Dough is kneaded when a golf ball size piece can be stretched without tearing.
- Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled.
- Punch down and knead by hand for another minute or two.
- Divide into thirds and shape into loaves.
- You may use bread pans or for a beautiful loaf, divide each of the three doughs into thirds and shape into ropes and braid.
- Let rise until doubled.
- Brush with egg wash (one beaten egg and a splash of water)
- Sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds
- Bake in 350 oven until thermometer inserted in center reads 205 and top is golden brown. Cover with foil if browning too fast.
- Note: For holidays such as Hanukkah, many add raisins. This is done during kneading.
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The Rating5 people
This is an incredible bread. The texture is very smooth due to the richness of the eggs. I made one loaf with the cinnamon that Borinda suggested and the others by the recipe. This is definitely a keeper recipe.cooper in Plano loved it
I need to work on my "rolling out the ropes" technique. The loaves came out well nonetheless. I am amazed at the amount of oven spring from these loaves, and your refrigerator rolls had great oven spring too.pointsevenout in Athens loved it
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