Sweet Challah Bread Recipe

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Sweet Challah Bread
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  • 1 cup luke warm water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt (it's fine to use a different salt)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2-3 cups bread flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • poppy seeds or sesame seeds or cinnamon sugar or cheese (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the water, honey and yeast.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in 1 cup bread flour, and cover with a towel.
  4. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in the olive oil, whole egg, and egg yolks until very well mixed.
  6. Add the salt, sugar, and the rest of the flour.
  7. You should have a sticky dough Pour dough out onto a well floured surface and knead, adding flour as you need it, for 10 minutes.
  8. Place dough in a large greased mixing bowl and let rise for 1 hour.
  9. Place dough in the refrigerater and let rise over night or at least 6 hours.
  10. Turn dough out on a corn mealed surface and cut it into two proportional pieces.
  11. Cut and braid the two dough balls, place in two loaf pans or form the Jewish circle with them.
  12. Let dough rise for 1 hour and preheat your oven to 375F.
  13. Beat 1 egg with the tablespoon of water and brush the doughs with the egg wash TWICE.
  14. Sprinkle with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or cinnamon sugar, optional.
  15. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, you may have to cover the breads with foil to stop them from browning to much after 15 or 20 minutes.
  16. Remove the breads from the oven and either place them in plastic bags to get a soft crust or place them on wire racks until cooled completely before storing for a crisp crust (I personally don't wait for either and just eat it right out of the oven).
  17. Serving Sugestions: Make grilled sandwiches with breads, baked beans, bread pudding, thick beef stew, olive oil with herbs and black pepper, good old fashion butter.
  18. **Ifyou would like a cheesey challah bread, just sprinkle on your favorite cheese in the last 2 minutes of baking ENJOY!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 830.14 Kcal (3476 kJ)
Calories from fat 209.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.3g 36%
Cholesterol 245.52mg 82%
Sodium 893.53mg 37%
Potassium 248.13mg 5%
Total Carbs 132.63g 44%
Sugars 37.07g 148%
Dietary Fiber 3.05g 12%
Protein 24.71g 49%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Iron 6.5mg 36%
Calcium 58.6mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 322.94 Kcal (1352 kJ)
Calories from fat 81.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.06g 36%
Cholesterol 95.51mg 82%
Sodium 347.6mg 37%
Potassium 96.53mg 5%
Total Carbs 51.6g 44%
Sugars 14.42g 148%
Dietary Fiber 1.19g 12%
Protein 9.61g 49%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 2.5mg 36%
Calcium 22.8mg 6%

* 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

  • 17.9
  • 22

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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