January 14, 2021 •
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Challah Recipe

by Deborah Jacob

Challah Recipe


Set Aside

2 packets dry yeast

2 cups lukewarm water


Dry Ingredients

7-8 cups flour divided

¾ cup sugar

1 Tablespoon salt


Wet Ingredients

2 eggs beaten

1/3 cup of oil



Mix water and yeast in a bowl/container, sprinkle a little sugar on top, set it aside to grow.

Crack eggs into a small container and mix in oil.

Mix 4 cups of flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.

Form a well in the center of the mixture. Pour the eggs, oil and yeast mixture into the well. Mix together.

Slowly add two cups of flour while kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic. Slowly add the last 1-2 cups of flour, depending on how sticky the dough is. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes.

Cover and allow to rise until double in size (at minimum 1 hour).


Divide the dough into two halves. Form two braided challahs. Give it an egg wash (mix an egg with a little water and paint/cover the challah). Cover with seeds. Cover the dough loosely with foil or plastic wrap. Let rise another hour or two.


baked challahBake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until it looks done!!

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