Introduction: Easy Challah Bread Recipe
My family and I love bread and this bread is my favorite! It is an Easy, Simple, and DELICIOUS Challah Bread recipe. It is often gone in a day, costs about $7 and presents beautifully. The bread itself is very soft and goes great with butter and jam or even with ham and cheese. This Challah Bread is great for large groups because there is plenty to go around.
Step 1: Gathering the Supplies
1 Tablespoon of Active Dry Yeast
4 Cups of Flour
7 Large Egg Yokes
1 Large Beaten Egg
1/4 Cup of Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Kosher Salt
6 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 Tablespoons of Everything Seasoning (Sesame Seeds, Poppy Seeds, Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, and Salt)
1 Cup of Warm Water
Step 2: Mixing
Mix the Yeast and 1 Cup of Warm water into a small bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Step 3: Mixing Pt. 2
Using the bowl of a mixer; combine the bread flour, egg yolks, sugar, salt, and oil. Add the yeast mixture into the bowl. Kneed them together with a hook attachment at medium speed until the dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl, around 2 minutes. Scrape the dough off the sides if needed.
Step 4: Resting
Cover the bowl with a towel until it has doubled in volume, 1-2 hours. Depending on the temperature of the kitchen it will be faster or slower. (warmer = faster, cooler = slower)
Step 5: Braiding
Punch the dough down (literally punch it) and divided it into 3 pieces. On a floured surface, roll each piece into a rope around 20 inches in length. Braid them together to form a loaf.
Step 6: Cooking
Place the bread on parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet and cover it with a towel. Let it rise until it has doubled its' volume again which is about 30 minutes. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350˚F. Brush the loaf with the beaten egg and sprinkle the everything seasoning. Bake the bread until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
Step 7: Eating
Let it cool for a few minutes after baking before devouring it.
*Highly recommend* Cut into the loaf and spread lots of butter on it. Eat it with pleasure.
Store in a Plastic bag or wrap in cellophane if you don't each it in one sitting. ;)
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