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Recipe for :

Grandma's Challah

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Ingredients

1/4 cup plus 1 1/4 cup (just luke warm) water
1 tbsp dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
3 eggs beaten
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
4 to 4 1/2 cups Plain, All purpose flour
1 tbsp poppy or sesame seeds

Method

  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/4 cup of warm water
  • Let it stand for 5 minutes
  • Mix flour and salt together
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour
  • Add 2/3 of the egg, oil, yeast mixture and remaining water
  • Mix together well (warm hands are preferable)
  • Knead the dough on a floured board
  • Add flour little by little until dough is smooth and elastic
  • Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl
  • Cover bowl with a damp cloth and leave to rise until double its bulk (approximately 1 hour)
  • Divide dough into three equal parts
  • Roll each of the parts into strips approx 12 to 15 inches long
  • Braid the three strips together
  • Place on floured baking sheet
  • Cover lightly and leave to rise until double its bulk (1/2 to 1 hour)
  • Heat oven to 375°F, 190°C, gas 5
  • Brush with the remainder of the egg
  • Sprinkle with seeds and put in the oven for approximately 40 minutes, or until golden brown
  • Remove from oven, place on a cooling tray and leave to cool before eating

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