Challah

Challah
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Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons poppy or sesame seeds (optional)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • For the egg wash and topping::
  • 4 teaspoons fine-ground cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons fine salt
  • + 8 more ingredients
    • 4 to 4 ½ cups bread flour
    • ¼ cup plus 1 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar
    • ¼ cup vegetable oil, plus more for coating the bowl
    • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
    • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    • 2 (¼-ounce) packets active dry yeast (4 ½ teaspoons)
    • 1 cup warm water (about 105°F to 115°F)
    • For the bread dough::

For the bread dough: Place the warm water in a large bowl and sprinkle in the yeast. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg, egg yolks, oil, sugar, 4 cups of the flour, and the salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together to form a shaggy dough and most of the fl...

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Variations on Challah

  • Challah
    • 16-3/4 oz. (3-1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour (Hecker’s, Gold Medal, or Pillsbury); more as needed
    • 1-1/2 tsp. table salt
    • +6 other ingredients
  • Challah
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 teaspoons water
    • 1/4 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
    • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    • +5 other ingredients
  • Challah
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
    • 1/3 cup sugar, divided
    • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
    • +6 other ingredients
  • Challah
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons poppy or sesame seeds (optional)
    • Pinch salt
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 large egg, beaten
    • For the egg wash and topping::
    • +9 other ingredients

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