March 15, 2011

Everyday Challah (Braided White Bread)

Everyday Challah - So simple , So good !

For 3 medium sise breads:
6TB oil (not olice oil)
1.5 cups warm water
2ts white sugar
2ts salt
14 gr dry yeast = 4.5ts
1/2 cup warm water
3 eggs (large size)
7-7.5 cups AP flour (1 kilo more or less)
poppy seeds

H O W :
In a mixer bowl mix the oil and 1.5 cups water.
Add sugar and salt.
In a small bowl dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup warm water,let stand for 5 minutes.
Add the eggs to your mixer bowl .(leaving 1 yolk for brushing the Breads).
Now add the yeast mixture to the mixer bowl, mix well.
Stir in 4 cups flour, mix well and add more 3- 3.5 cups flour.
Turn out on to floured board and knead until smooth.
Place in a large greased bowl. (turn dough in bowl).Cover and allow to rise until doubled in bulk.
Punch down.
Divide the dough into 3 parts.
Divide each part into 3 more parts and braid into 3 (small) loaves.
Place each braided loaf in a loaf pan (or on a large baking sheet).
Mix the reserved egg yolk with 1 TB water and brush loaves with a pastry brush.
Sprinkle with poppy seed.
Allow to rise for another hour.
Bake in 400F (200C) for 40-50 minutes or until the loaves sounds hollow when tapped.

This was my breakfast yesterday :

Chanita Harel© כל הזכויות שמורות על תכנים ותמונות שלנו התפרסם היום בבלוג האוכל של חניתה הראל ורן פודפורנו זה שלנו This content(+FoodPorn)belongs to Chanita Harel at My Mom’s Recipes And More. All writing and photography copyright © 2005-2011 unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.


Nancy Lewis said...

This looks so good! and so fresh! Your eggs are very white, did you remove the yolk or is it just hiding underneath the tomatoes?
~Nancy Lewis~

Anonymous said...

What a fine tribute to Israel and women...beautiful photography and gorgeous cakes and breads and more!I can't tell you how much I have learned from reading your stories....thank you much for all of your hard work..

The Food Hunter said...

Looks really good...

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