Honey Challah Bread with Currants (Food Network Kitchens) Recipe

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  1. Combine water and sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle the yeast over the top. Set aside until foamy, about 8 minutes.
  2. Put 1 cup of the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Whisk honey with 1 of the whole eggs, the yolks, olive oil, and salt in a small bowl and pour into the well. Stir to combine. Add yeast mixture, remaining 3 cups flour, and currants and stir to make a soft, shaggy dough. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until soft and supple, about 10 minutes.
  3. Shape dough into a ball and place in lightly oiled large bowl. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead for just a minute, shape into a ball and return to bowl. Cover and let rise again until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form loaf according to the following instructions: Turn dough onto a clean work surface and divide into 3 equal pieces. Roll and stretch each piece into a rope 12 to 15 inches long. Arrange ropes side by side on the work surface. Starting at the far end, braid the ropes. When the braid is finished, tuck both ends under and pinch to seal. Place loaf on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Cover with a clean, dry kitchen towel and set aside to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  6. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Beat remaining egg. Brush loaf with egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes.
  7. Copyright 2005 Television Food Network, G.P. All rights reserved.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3039.05 Kcal (12724 kJ)
Calories from fat 708.62 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 78.74g 121%
Cholesterol 930mg 310%
Sodium 1973.44mg 82%
Potassium 1309.34mg 28%
Total Carbs 494.24g 165%
Sugars 100.33g 401%
Dietary Fiber 22.28g 89%
Protein 88.12g 176%
Vitamin C 35.6mg 59%
Iron 11.9mg 66%
Calcium 402.1mg 40%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 243.07 Kcal (1018 kJ)
Calories from fat 56.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.3g 121%
Cholesterol 74.38mg 310%
Sodium 157.84mg 82%
Potassium 104.73mg 28%
Total Carbs 39.53g 165%
Sugars 8.02g 401%
Dietary Fiber 1.78g 89%
Protein 7.05g 176%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 59%
Iron 1mg 66%
Calcium 32.2mg 40%

* 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

  • 66.5
  • 80

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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