Bread maker challah

    3 hours 5 min

    Challah is a traditional Jewish plaited bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays, except for Passover, when leavened bread forbidden. This easy recipe uses a bread machine. I use the "light" setting on my bread machine.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 175ml (6 fl oz) semi-skimmed milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 380g (14 oz) bread flour
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr5min 

    1. Add ingredients to the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
    2. Select Basic Bread and Light Crust settings. Press Start.

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    Something else. I've tried a to make a number of challah recipes in my bread machine, and this is the first one that's turned out really well. The texture and taste are terrific. I prefer to use the bread machine to make the dough, and then braid the bread, let it rise for another hour or so, and bake it in an oven for 35 minutes. This recipe is also great with sutanas.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. The first time I made this bread following exactly the recipe, but when I looked at the dough in the machine it was VERY crumbly, so I had to add more milk. Since the bread was delicious, I tried it an other time with an extra egg (3 instead of 2). The dough was perfect and everybody liked it very much!  -  14 Jul 2008


    To solve the crustiness that this bread produces, we restrain ourselves and put the loaf into a ziploc bag and put it in the refrigerator overnight.  -  14 Jul 2008