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KU Libraries Diversity Committee's Recipe of the Week Archive
Welcome to another installation of "Recipe of the Week!" Today's recipe is for Challah Bread. For more information behind the Jewish tradition of Challah bread, here is a website that offers some interesting info!
This braided bread would be a perfect addition to your holiday experience and would make a fantastic homage and rememberance of different cultures during your own family's holiday traditions! This version is for the sweetened bread. Leave out the honey and you'll have the original version of the bread recipe. For vegans, go ahead and use the egg conversions I provided in a previous edition.
The Diversity Committee
This recipe is a sweeter version of the classic challah.
It was given to me by a friend. Prep Time: approx. 30
Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 40 Minutes. Ready in: approx. 3
Hours . Makes 1 - 3 pound loaf (15 servings).
Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by Rivka
1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast
1 cup warm water (110 degrees
F/45 degrees C)
2/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons salt
6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
1 In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let
stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2 Stir the oil, honey, eggs, salt and four cups of flour
into the yeast mixture; beat well. Stir in the remaining
flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a
lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple,
about 8 minutes.
3 Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl
and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let
rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
4 Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a floured
surface divide into 4 pieces and braid. Place the loaf on a
lightly greased baking sheet. Cover with a damp cloth and let
rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile,
preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
5 In a small bowl, combine the egg white and water; beat
lightly. Brush the risen loaf with the egg wash.
6 Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until
Makes 15 servings
Servings Per Recipe: 15 Amount Per Serving Calories: 348 Total Fat: 11.5g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 329mg Total Carbohydrates: 54.1g Dietary Fiber: 1.6g Protein: 7.3g