Bread machine challah

    55 min

    This rich egg bread is easy to prepare in a bread machine, but the traditional plaited look is preserved when it is baked in the oven.

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    Serves: 15 

    • 200ml (7 fl oz) water
    • 1/2 tablespoon salt
    • 4 tablespoons honey
    • 2 eggs
    • 50g (2 oz) butter, melted
    • 500g (1¼ lb) plain flour
    • 1 dessertspoon dried active baking yeast

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Place water, salt, honey, eggs, melted butter, flour and yeast into the bread machine in order given by manufacturer. Set the machine to Dough cycle and start.
    2. Remove dough from the machine after first rise. Divide dough into three or four equal pieces, and roll out into snakes. Plait the snakes and tuck the ends under. Place on a greased baking tray. Allow to rise until doubled in size.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas mark 4 for 35 to 45 minutes. Bread is done when the crust is golden brown.


    This bread can also be made in a greased 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tin.

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    I picked this recipe for its quantities - I don't have a bread machine but it came just the same (most likely!). I kept exactly to the recipe and it came out perfectly. I used a very aromatic honey and so while the bread definitely had a honey smell, the 4tbs meant that it was only slightly sweet (which I like).  -  25 Feb 2013


    Used different ingredients. so easy, but be sure not to over bake so it is not dry. I added about 200g of sultanas which I had covered with water and cooked in the microwave on high for five minutes, drained and let cool. I brushed the top prior to baking with honey (thin with a little water if it is difficult to spread) and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Enjoy!  -  14 Jul 2008


    I have made this bread many times and every time it comes out perfect! I've had many requests for this recipe. I can always count on this recipe to come out right.  -  14 Jul 2008