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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Challah Bread…I had to break this down to 5 cups of flour
To be able to use my food processor…the rest of the ingredients
I winged is the original recipe

From the original recipe
1 3/4 water
1 ½ tablespoons active dry yeast
½ cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon extra for proofing the yeast
½ cup vegetable oil
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon salt
8 to 8½ cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading/dusting
Sesame seeds, for dusting (optional)

Challah bread, my way..
I changed the recipe to using milk in place of water, and included
4 tablespoon’s unsalted butter in the recipe, the rest of the ingredient
amounts I guesstimated…and surprisingly it was right on. 😀

My Recipe:
5 cups flour
*2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 cup warm milk
1 tablespoon yeast
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 eggs ( beaten) … (plus 1 egg for coating bread)
1/3 plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions: put the flour and salt in food processor
Spin it a few times to mix it.
In a container put the warm milk, meted butter, yeast,
Sugar, and the three beaten eggs, and the oil and mix it all with a
fork and pour all the liquid into the processor…pulse for about 15 - 20 seconds on and off..

This came together quickly…turn it out on a floured mat and kneed it by hand for a few minutes until it is smooth…place it in an oiled bowl, turning it once to coat it all over…cover with plastic wrap and let it rise until doubled…then punch it down and let it rise again for another 1/2 hour…then divide dough in two equal parts to make two breads…roll 6 ropes and braid them…place them on buttered parchment paper…
Immediately coat bread thoroughly with 1 beaten egg and cover with plastic and let it rise for 1hour…after the hour coat bread again thoroughly with the egg and immediately sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake 375° for 30 minutes…it was deliciouso.
Note: if you’re using regular salt - use less

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Assembly pics to follow

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Thank you, I'm not good at the braids. Let's see, right over left and left over right and it get confusing to me then. Right over left then left over right, original center become right and left with each "turn". Correct.

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I've made challah bread a couple times. Takes me two or three false starts to get the braid right.

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
The head guy made me two slim toasted pieces this morning…and look at his dish! lol…I put a light smear of butter on mine, and he globed on grape jelly on his! That’s where he was, getting the grape jelly! 😀
I have one bread left..💕

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