Delicious Homemade Challah Bread | Velvety, Tender, and Yeasty Interior | Southern Living From Home

  • By cvbizz
  • October 27, 2020
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Made for holy celebrations and the observance of the Jewish Sabbath, Challah bread is an enriched dough that is velvety tender, slightly sweet, and yeasty in flavor. While there are a host of different challah shapes and recipes, the basic composition of the bread is relatively the same, being made from a yeasted base fortified with egg yolks, honey, sugar, and oil.

• 1 packet active-dry yeast
• ¼ cup lukewarm water (105°F-115°F)
• ¼ cup bread flour

• 2 1/3 cups bread flour
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt
• 3 tablespoons water
• 2 eggs
• 2 egg yolks
• 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, melted

Egg Wash
• 2 egg yolks
• 1 teaspoon water
• 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds (optional)

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