Bread Machine Challah Recipe

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Bread Machine Challah
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  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 1/4 tsp yeast (not rapid rise, just the regular jar type)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 -3 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 egg white (to brush over challah prior to baking)
  • poppy seed (optional)
  • raisins (optional)


  1. Place first seven ingredients into bread machine in the order recommended by bread machine manufacturer.
  2. Set the Machine to Sweet Dough or Dough (if no Sweet Dough option - if using raisins, use Dough Raisin setting adding raisins at appropriate time).
  3. After the Machine is done, let the dough rise again in the machine.
  4. Punch down dough.
  5. Take it out and put dough into an oiled bowl and cover it.
  6. Let stand for about an hour.
  7. Punch it down again and divide in half to make 2 medium loaves or make 1 large loaf.
  8. Divide dough into three sections per loaf and roll into ropes.
  9. Braid Challah*.
  10. Place braided Challah on greased cookie sheet, cover and let rise for an hour.
  11. Before baking, brush with a beaten egg mixed with a little water or remaining egg white mixed with a little water. Sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired.
  12. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, until golden brown.
  13. Place on wire rack to cool completely.
  14. * For Rosh Hashanah do not braid but form Challah into a round shape and add raisins (omit seeds).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 842.09 Kcal (3526 kJ)
Calories from fat 354.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39.42g 61%
Cholesterol 27.28mg 9%
Sodium 3250.55mg 135%
Potassium 241.32mg 5%
Total Carbs 109.75g 37%
Sugars 9.88g 40%
Dietary Fiber 11.13g 45%
Protein 14.48g 29%
Iron 6.5mg 36%
Calcium 304.9mg 30%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 347.99 Kcal (1457 kJ)
Calories from fat 146.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.29g 61%
Cholesterol 11.27mg 9%
Sodium 1343.29mg 135%
Potassium 99.73mg 5%
Total Carbs 45.35g 37%
Sugars 4.08g 40%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 45%
Protein 5.98g 29%
Iron 2.7mg 36%
Calcium 126mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.3
  • 22

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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