WHOLE WHEAT CHALLAH

3 Jun

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Challah, the delicious and beautiful braided bread traditionally served at the Friday night Jewish Sabbath meal, is made with the addition of whole wheat, and sweetened with honey.  But i have made a savoury version . This is a wonderful bread for a first-time breadmaker. Braid with a 3 or 4-strand braid, and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds.

                             Whole Wheat Challah

Ingredients

  • 1 packet (2teaspoons) dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (100°F)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp  (one stick)  butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tsp. water for glaze

Directions

  1. In the bowl , dissolve yeast in warm water. Allow to stand for  about 5 minutes until foamy.
  2. Beat eggs, sugar, butter, whole wheat flour, oats, and salt into the yeast mixture.
  3. Once combined, knead for at least 10 minutes until smooth and elastic, adding additional flour a little at a time if needed.
  4. Form dough into a round, compact ball. Turn in oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm area until doubled, approximately 2 hours.
  5. Once dough has doubled, punch down. Cover and allow to rise again for an hour.
  6. Punch the dough down again, divide in two.
  7. Shape each half as desired (3, 4 or 6 strand braid, rolls, etc.). Place shaped loaves onto parchment covered baking trays. Cover with the towel and allow to rise for another hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Brush loaves with egg wash. (Sprinkle with sesame seeds/poppy seeds/other topping  if desired)
  10. Bake 20 to 30 min. until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  11. Transfer loaves to a wire rack to cool before serving.

 

 

you may also like NO KNEAD WHOLE WHEAT BREAD , CINNAMON ORANGE RAISIN BREAD , OLIVE FOCACCIA , MULTI GRAIN BREAKFAST BREAD

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