Sunday, March 14, 2010

Challah Bread

Challah Bread on FoodistaChallah Bread2 packages dry yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water
1/2 cup honey
1 Tbsp. salt
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
9 cups bread flour
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 tsp. water
1 pinch sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey and let stand 2 minutes, until yeast foams. Add salt, oil, and eggs and mix well.

2. Gradually add flour, 2 cups at a time, mixing after each addition. As mixture gets stiff, use floured hands and begin kneading. Knead for several minutes, turning dough over often.

3. Let rise in greased bowl until doubled in size, approximately 1 hour. Punch down dough.

4. Divide dough into thirds, shape as desired, and place in greased pans or on baking sheet. Let rise again until doubled in size.Mix Glaze, and brush bread just prior to going into the oven.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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