Miriam's Not-So-Secret Challah

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A surprisingly sweet, yet light, challah that makes any night special. Feel free to knead some raisins into the dough if you like.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 55 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water

  • ½ cup margarine

  • 7 cups bread flour, divided

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 3 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine water and margarine in a small saucepan. Heat until margarine is melted and very warm, but not boiling.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together 3 cups flour, white sugar, brown sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and margarine mixture; beat well. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

  3. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  4. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into six equal pieces and form into long 'ropes'. Braid the pieces together to form two large loaves. Place the loaves on two lightly greased cookie sheets, cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  6. Brush the risen loaves with the beaten egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
7g Fat
40g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 422mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 8g
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 94mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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