Bread Machine Challah for Shabbat and Festivals Recipe

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Bread Machine Challah for Shabbat and Festivals
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  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/4 cup pareve margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water


  1. Place the warm water, salt, sugar, margarine, egg, bread flour, and yeast in the pan of a bread machine in that order, set the machine to the dough setting, and start the machine.
  2. When the dough cycle of the machine is finished, place the dough on a floured surface. Divide the dough into 3 pieces, and roll them into ropes about the thickness of your thumb and about 12 inches long. Ropes should be fatter in the middle and thinner at the ends. Pinch 3 ropes together at the top and braid them. Starting with the strand to the right, move it to the left over the middle strand (that strand becomes the new middle strand.) Take the strand farthest to the left, and move it over the new middle strand. Continue braiding, alternating sides each time, until the loaf is braided, and pinch the ends together and fold them underneath for a neat look.
  3. Grease a baking sheet, or line with parchment paper, and place the braided challah on the prepared sheet. Cover the loaf with a plastic bag to prevent drying out, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of water, and vanilla in a small bowl, and brush the glaze on the challah. Sprinkle with optional toppings (see footnote).
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped, 35 to 40 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1673.36 Kcal (7006 kJ)
Calories from fat 153.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.02g 26%
Cholesterol 327.36mg 109%
Sodium 3626.81mg 151%
Potassium 534.29mg 11%
Total Carbs 316.98g 106%
Sugars 15.75g 63%
Dietary Fiber 8.22g 33%
Protein 60.76g 122%
Vitamin C 11.1mg 18%
Iron 18.2mg 101%
Calcium 138.5mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 212.51 Kcal (890 kJ)
Calories from fat 19.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.16g 26%
Cholesterol 41.57mg 109%
Sodium 460.58mg 151%
Potassium 67.85mg 11%
Total Carbs 40.25g 106%
Sugars 2g 63%
Dietary Fiber 1.04g 33%
Protein 7.72g 122%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 18%
Iron 2.3mg 101%
Calcium 17.6mg 14%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 34.1
  • 44

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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