There's nothing like eating a meal, making toast or a eating a sandwich with freshly baked bread. Bread machines make it incredibly easy to make a fresh loaf of bread in 3 hours or less. Through a lot of experimentation, I came up with the perfect bread machine recipe for Challah bread. Making the bread is simple: just add the ingredients in the order presented in this recipe and voila! you have a delicious loaf of Challah bread! I hope you enjoy this recipe.
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make a one and a half pound loaf of Heavenly Challah Bread in a bread machine:
6 ounces of warm water
3 medium or large eggs
3 tablespoons of unsalted sweet cream butter
3 tablespoons of honey
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
3 cups of bread flour
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons of poppy seeds
1 teaspoon of active dry yeast
You'll need some measuring cups, measuring spoons, and of course a bread machine.
Step 2: Add Water
Remove the bread machine's bread pan from the machine. Measure out six ounces of warm water and pour it into the bread pan.
Step 3: Add Eggs
Remove three medium or large eggs from your refrigerator and allow them to warm to room temperature.
Crack open the eggs and add to the bread pan.
Step 4: Add Butter
Measure out three tablespoons of unsalted sweet cream butter. Cut the butter into smaller slices and allow the butter to warm to room temperature. Add the butter to the bread pan.
Since the recipe calls for salt to be added at a later step, I use unsalted butter so the bread won't come out too salty.
Step 5: Add Honey
Measure three tablespoons of honey and add it to the bread pan.
Step 6: Add Salt
Measure one and a half teaspoons of salt and add it to the bread pan.
Step 7: Add Flour
Measure and add three cups of bread flour to the bread pan.
Step 8: Add Sugar
Add one tablespoon of sugar to the bread pan.
Step 9: Add Poppy Seeds
Add one and a half teaspoons of Poppy Seeds to the baking pan.