Today I thought we would discover some traditional Jewish recipes.Â We’re going to start with a Challah Bread recipe that always comes out great, no matter what you do.
- 9 cups flour – divided use
- 1 1/4Â cups sugar
- 3 packages of dry yeast
- 1 Tablespoons salt
- 2 1/2 cupsÂ lukewarm water
- 1/2 cups oil
- 4 eggs
- Beaten eggÂ & poppy or sesame seeds, for garnish
Go ahead & preheat your oven to 350 F, or 175 C.
In a large bowl- combine 2- 1/2 c flour, sugar, yeast, salt, water, and oil. Mix well. Add eggs and 1- 1/2 c flour. Mix well. Then add remaining flour, one cup at a time. Mix in between each cup of flour.
Knead well. Let rise, covered with a towel, for 2 to 2- 1/2 hours. Divide dough and braid into three large or five small challahs. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle either poppy seeds or sesame seeds. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.