Challah Bread (Bread Machine) Recipe

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Challah Bread (Bread Machine)
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  1. In a small bowl, soak the saffron threads in the 1 tablespoon of boiling water for 10 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, place the beaten eggs, honey, hot water and melted butter in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Add the saffron threads with the soaking water, stir and pour the mixture into the baking pan of your bread machine.
  4. Mix the salt into the flour and add to the baking pan and spoon the yeast on top.
  5. Set the program to 'DOUGH.'.
  6. When the dough is ready (mine takes 90 minutes), transfer it to a lightly floured surface and knead it for 2-3 minutes. (The dough will feel quite soft and silky.).
  7. Shape the dough into 3 equal-sized pieces, then roll each piece into a sausage shape measuring approximately 12 inches in length.
  8. Pinch the top end of each length of dough together, then weave the pieces into a braid/plait.
  9. Pinch the bottom ends together, then tuck both ends under the dough to form a neatly braided loaf.
  10. Place the dough on a greased baking sheet, brush with oil, cover with plastic wrap/cling film and leave it to rise/prove in a warm place.
  11. Preheat the oven 220C/425°F.
  12. When the dough has nearly doubled in size, remove the plastic wrap and lightly brush the top of the loaf with the beaten egg.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  14. Transfer the loaf to a wire rack and leave it to cool before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 164.86 Kcal (690 kJ)
Calories from fat 45.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.03g 8%
Cholesterol 40.23mg 13%
Sodium 175.2mg 7%
Potassium 56.58mg 1%
Total Carbs 25.31g 8%
Sugars 3.24g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0.64g 3%
Protein 4.85g 10%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 282.31 Kcal (1182 kJ)
Calories from fat 77.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.61g 8%
Cholesterol 68.89mg 13%
Sodium 300.03mg 7%
Potassium 96.89mg 1%
Total Carbs 43.34g 8%
Sugars 5.55g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.09g 3%
Protein 8.31g 10%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 1%
Iron 2.4mg 8%
Calcium 20.5mg 1%

* 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

  • 3.6
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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