Nora's Challah Recipe

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Nora's Challah
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  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 cups bread flour , plus some extra


  1. Place the dough hook on a Kitchenaid mixer.
  2. In the mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
  3. Stir in 2 of the eggs, olive oil and honey, then add the salt.
  4. Place the bowl on the mixer, turn it on at a low speed and slowly begin adding the flour, a few tablespoons-ful at a time.
  5. Depending upon the time of year and the humidity in your kitchen, you may need to add more flour or a few more drops of water to get the right consistency. Only add a few spoons-ful at a time. The kneaded dough, when patted, should feel firm, smooth and not sticky. BE PATIENT. Knead for a while (or mix) before you decide if you need to adjust the flour or water. For all you mamas and daddies out there, the best test I was ever told when feeling the dough to see if it was ready was that when patted, it would feel like patting a baby's bottom.
  6. Once the dough is kneaded, place the ball of dough in a zip top bag that you have coated the inside with cooking spray.
  7. Place the zip top bag in a refrigerator overnight.
  8. The next day, when ready to bake, remove the dough from the fridge and let it rest on the countertop for about 45 minutes.
  9. Remove the dough from the bag, punch it down and divide into 3 ropes.
  10. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, then braid the challah on the baking sheet.
  11. Brush the finished challah with a mixture of one egg and a tablespoon of cold water that has been whisked together.
  12. Sprinkle with kosher salt or sesame seeds if desired.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 172.95 Kcal (724 kJ)
Calories from fat 37.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.13g 6%
Cholesterol 40.92mg 14%
Sodium 230.4mg 10%
Potassium 77.5mg 2%
Total Carbs 28.23g 9%
Sugars 2.9g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.77g 3%
Protein 5.84g 12%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 13.7mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 262.14 Kcal (1098 kJ)
Calories from fat 56.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.26g 6%
Cholesterol 62.02mg 14%
Sodium 349.22mg 10%
Potassium 117.47mg 2%
Total Carbs 42.79g 9%
Sugars 4.39g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.17g 3%
Protein 8.85g 12%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 2.5mg 9%
Calcium 20.7mg 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
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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