Challah

  
My local bakery sold out of Challah this week before I got there – horrors! I decided to make some with a recipe from my grandma’s recipe collection, adapting it to work in the bread machine on dough cycle. I should have made this years ago! Obviously, with the addition of butter, it is not a kosher recipe, but it makes a great texture and flavour. You could use oil if you prefer.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. water
2 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 1/2 cups flour
2 1/4 tsp. yeast

For egg wash: 1 beaten egg

Add to bread machine in the order given and run the dough cycle.

  
Cover cookie sheet with parchment or grease it. Divide dough into 3 pieces, form each one into a rope and braid them. Let rise for 45 minutes. Brush with a beaten egg. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Cool on a rack.

  

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