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Shabbat Challah, One Loaf:
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Shabbat Challah, One Loaf (''last revised March 17, 2014'')
  
 
In a bowl mix:
 
In a bowl mix:
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* 2 package of active dry yeast (yummy!)
 
* 2 package of active dry yeast (yummy!)
 
* 1 pinch of sugar
 
* 1 pinch of sugar
* 1 pinch of cinnamon
 
  
Wait 10 minutes
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Proof the yeast for 25 minutes!  Yes, let the yeast eat!  They will thank you for it later
  
 
Add to the bowl:
 
Add to the bowl:
* 1.5 teaspoons of salt      (7.5 ml)
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* 2 teaspoons of salt      (10 ml)
 
* 2 eggs
 
* 2 eggs
 
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil    (60ml)
 
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil    (60ml)
* 1/6th cup of sugar       (40 ml)
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* 1/6th cup of sugar       (40 ml)
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* 1/2 teaspoon pepper      (2.5 ml) (WTF? Pepper?)
  
 
Fold in:
 
Fold in:
 
* 4 cups of flower  (more or less to get the right consistency of dough.)
 
* 4 cups of flower  (more or less to get the right consistency of dough.)
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Now it's dough time:
 
Now it's dough time:
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#Knead like crazy until you drop (5-15 minutes)
 
#Knead like crazy until you drop (5-15 minutes)
 
#Cover with a wet towel and wait 45-60 minutes
 
#Cover with a wet towel and wait 45-60 minutes
#Bang Down
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#Bang down
 
#Knead some more. It's fun!
 
#Knead some more. It's fun!
 
#Braid
 
#Braid
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* 1 tablespoon water
 
* 1 tablespoon water
  
#Give one coating. Wait 10 minutes. Give a second coating. Cover with plastic wrap.
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# Give one coating.  
#sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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# Wait 10 minutes.  
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# Give a second coating.  
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What to put on top of the coating? Here are some ideas:
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* sesame seeds
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* cracked pepper
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* poppy seeds
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Let rise for 30-45 minutes
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Let rise for 45-60 minutes
  
 
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 F
 
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 F

Revision as of 15:17, 17 March 2014

Shabbat Challah, One Loaf (last revised March 17, 2014)

In a bowl mix:

  • 200 ml warm water
  • 2 package of active dry yeast (yummy!)
  • 1 pinch of sugar

Proof the yeast for 25 minutes! Yes, let the yeast eat! They will thank you for it later

Add to the bowl:

  • 2 teaspoons of salt (10 ml)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (60ml)
  • 1/6th cup of sugar (40 ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (2.5 ml) (WTF? Pepper?)

Fold in:

  • 4 cups of flower (more or less to get the right consistency of dough.)

Now it's dough time:

  1. Knead like crazy until you drop (5-15 minutes)
  2. Cover with a wet towel and wait 45-60 minutes
  3. Bang down
  4. Knead some more. It's fun!
  5. Braid

Apply the egg wash:

  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  1. Give one coating.
  2. Wait 10 minutes.
  3. Give a second coating.

What to put on top of the coating? Here are some ideas:

  • sesame seeds
  • cracked pepper
  • poppy seeds


Let rise for 45-60 minutes

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 F

Note: if you want to knead in a machine, be sure to use a Braun or a Bosch mixer, with a bottom hook, rather than a Kitchen-aid with a top hook. You will break your Kitchen-aid after a few months because the gear box has a plastic cover (even though it has metal gears).