Heavenly Challah Recipe

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Heavenly Challah
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  • 7 cups flour (1 kg)
  • 2 tbsp dry yeast
  • 5 -8 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tbsp salt


  1. Place all ingredients except the salt into a large bowl. Begin kneading. When a ball of dough is formed, add the salt. Knead the dough for approximately 10 minutes, until the douh is smooth and soft, but not sticky.
  2. Brush the dough and bowl with a bit of oil, cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel, and let the dough rise in a warm place for approximately 1 hout, until the dough doubles in volume.
  3. After the dough has risen, knead it for a few minutes. Roll pieces of dough into strands to be braided.
  4. To make more airy challahs, roll out each strand into strips, ca. 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) thick. Roll each strip jellyroll fashion to from a tube and use these to braid the challahs.
  5. Place the challahs on a baking sheet to rise. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds. COver and let rise again in a warm place for ca. 40 minutes. In the meantime, preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
  6. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until the challahs turn golden brown. Remove the challahs from the oven and from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1326.69 Kcal (5555 kJ)
Calories from fat 551.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61.33g 94%
Cholesterol 40.92mg 14%
Sodium 5291.01mg 220%
Potassium 383.1mg 8%
Total Carbs 173.07g 58%
Sugars 12.74g 51%
Dietary Fiber 19.12g 76%
Protein 23.83g 48%
Iron 10.3mg 57%
Calcium 491.5mg 49%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 288.49 Kcal (1208 kJ)
Calories from fat 120.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.34g 94%
Cholesterol 8.9mg 14%
Sodium 1150.53mg 220%
Potassium 83.31mg 8%
Total Carbs 37.63g 58%
Sugars 2.77g 51%
Dietary Fiber 4.16g 76%
Protein 5.18g 48%
Iron 2.2mg 57%
Calcium 106.9mg 49%

* 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

  • 30.8
  • 35

Good Points

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

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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