Delicious Sweet Challah Recipe

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Delicious Sweet Challah
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  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 4 (1/4 oz) packages active dry yeast (or 3 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 7 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 7 tsp salt
  • 5 lbs flour


  1. Proof the yeast: Place the 1/2 cup warm water, yeast, 1 tbl sugar in a large glass measuring cup or bowl. Set aside until yeast gets bubbly.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the 2 cups sugar, boiling water, salt, and oil.
  3. Crack eggs into large bowl (or your mixer bowl). Add proofed yeast, mix again. Add the sugar/water mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the flour in batches, incorporating well each time.
  5. Knead dough for 10-15 minutes, adding flour as needed until you get that earlobe texture.
  6. Place dough in a large bowl (greased), cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place for about 2 hours, punching down in the interim.
  7. Turn out dough onto floured surface. Separate the piece of dough with the blessing if you make it.
  8. Divide dough into 6-7 pieces, and shape into challah according to your favorite style. (You can braid three strands, four strands, six strands - whatever!).
  9. (At this point you can freeze some of the shaped challot to bake later on.).
  10. Let rise another 30 minutes or so.
  11. Brush each loaf with beaten egg. Sprinkle with seeds.
  12. Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1134.53 Kcal (4750 kJ)
Calories from fat 498.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55.39g 85%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 4071.9mg 170%
Potassium 309.65mg 7%
Total Carbs 141.27g 47%
Sugars 20.25g 81%
Dietary Fiber 14.04g 56%
Protein 20.65g 41%
Iron 8.3mg 46%
Calcium 382.9mg 38%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 310.34 Kcal (1299 kJ)
Calories from fat 136.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.15g 85%
Cholesterol 33.92mg 41%
Sodium 1113.81mg 170%
Potassium 84.7mg 7%
Total Carbs 38.64g 47%
Sugars 5.54g 81%
Dietary Fiber 3.84g 56%
Protein 5.65g 41%
Iron 2.3mg 46%
Calcium 104.7mg 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 26.5
  • 30

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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