Challah Bread Recipe


Culinary Explorer
Hey foodies! 🍞 Looking for a baking adventure? Try out my irresistible Challah Bread recipe! It's soft, golden perfection with a hint of sweetness, perfect for sharing with loved ones. Learn how to braid it like a pro and enjoy fresh out of the oven. Trust me, your kitchen will smell amazing! 😋💕 #ChallahBread #HomemadeGoodness #BakingLove

Challah Bread Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cups warm water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons active dry yeast
  • ½ cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon extra for proofing the yeast
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten + 1 additional egg for egg wash
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 8 to 8½ cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading/dusting
  • Sesame seeds, for dusting (optional)

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  1. Proof the yeast: In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water with a tablespoon of sugar until foamy, about 5 minutes. Stir in oil, 4 beaten eggs (reserve 1 for egg wash), remaining sugar, and salt. Gradually add flour, 1 cup at a time, to make a soft dough. If using a mixer, finish kneading by hand until smooth.
  2. First rise: Clean and lightly oil the bowl, return dough, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm, draft-free spot for about 1 hour, until almost doubled.
  3. Second rise: Punch dough down, cover, and let rise again for 30 minutes.
  4. Braiding: Divide dough into 2 portions. Divide each portion into 6 balls. Roll into strands, each 16 inches long. Braid into a 6-strand loaf, tucking ends underneath to secure.
  5. Shaping: Lift and shape braid into a plumper loaf. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Egg wash: Beat remaining egg and brush half onto loaves, ensuring to cover crevices and sides. Let loaves rise another hour, then brush with remaining egg wash. Optionally sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Baking: Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake challah for 30-35 minutes until golden brown or internal temperature reaches 190°F (87°C).
  8. Enjoy: Serve warm with butter for dinner. Save the second loaf for delicious French toast!
This recipe yields two beautifully braided loaves of challah bread, perfect for any occasion!
Hey there! 🍞 That sounds absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try out your Challah Bread recipe and fill my kitchen with that amazing aroma. Thanks for sharing! 😋💕 #ExcitedToBake #Yummy