Challah

***Makes 1 Challah

Dough

1/2 Cup Lukewarm Water

1 Packet Active Dry Yeast (.25 Oz)

1/3 Cup + 1 Tsp. Sugar

4 Cups All Purpose Flour

2 Tsp. Kosher Salt

1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

3 Eggs

Olive Oil

Egg Wash

1 Egg

2 Tsp. Water

1 Tsp. Sugar

-In a small bowl, combine water, yeast, and Tsp. of sugar and let rest until foamy

-In a bowl, add flour, rest of sugar, salt and whisk to combine

-Add yeast, oil, and eggs, mixing until you get clumps or a dough consistency

-On a floured surface knead for 5 minutes until your dough softens

-Place the dough in a greased bowl (olive oil) and cover

-Let rise for about 1-2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size

-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

-On a floured surface, divide your dough into 3 pieces

-Roll each piece into a 20 inch rope, 1 inch thick

-Throw all 3 ropes on your baking dish and pinch the tops of one end together

-Braid your 3 ropes!

-Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour

-Mix your second set of ingredients and brush over your "pre-baked" challah

-Bake for 25 minutes at 350º Fahrenheit until your challah is golden

-Let cool and enjoy!

 

Toppings

 

Poppy-seeds

-Sprinkle on after you brush the challah with egg wash

Cinnamon Sugar

1/2 Cup Sugar

2 Tbsp. Cinnamon

-Combine ingredients

-Toss over your ropes of dough before you braid them together

-Sprinkle on after you brush the challah with egg wash