Challah in the Bread Machine

    3 hours 5 minutes

    This is my easy version of Challah, Jewish braided bread. I use a bread machine to get the same great flavour (without the braiding).

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2/3 cup (175ml) skim milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 3 1/2 cups (440g) bread flour
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours5min 

    1. Add ingredients to the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
    2. Select Basic Bread and Light Crust settings. Press Start.

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    Something else. I've tried a to make a number of challah recipes in my bread machine, and this is the first one that's turned out really well. The texture and taste are terrific. I prefer to use the bread machine to make the dough, and then braid the bread, let it rise for another hour or so, and bake it in an oven for 35 minutes. This recipe is also great with sutanas.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. The first time I made this bread following exactly the recipe, but when I looked at the dough in the machine it was VERY crumbly, so I had to add more milk. Since the bread was delicious, I tried it an other time with an extra egg (3 instead of 2). The dough was perfect and everybody liked it very much!  -  14 Jul 2008


    Something else. Thanks for the recipe. Didn't get a chance to turn it into a french toast breakfast. Family ate it out of the oven for dinner. The first time you use it in the bread machine, don't use the delayed timer. Instead, watch the dough to see if it needs more or less milk. Should form a smooth, soft ball after kneading. Test the crust setting, it darkens fast. Record this amount of milk and crust time for the next time. This prevents a dried out or blackened loaf. I found I needed a bit more milk and a medium crust on sweet dough cycle.  -  14 Jul 2008