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Challah (Egg Bread)

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  • Brief Description

    This bread is excellent for Christmas morning. Nice to toast & spread with cream cheese.

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  • Category:  Breads

  • Cuisine:  American

  • Prep Time:  180 min(s)

  • Cook Time:  45 min(s)

  • Recipe Type:  Public

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  • Tags:

    Family Holidays Dairy-Free Make-Ahead

  • Notes:

    To make Strudel from this bread: Take 1/4 of the dough and roll thin (as for noodles). Spread with butter and a mixture of apples, raisins, pecans, sugar, and cinnamon; spread on dough. Roll up jelly roll fashion and brush with egg yolk. Let rise and bake at 350° for 45 minutes or less.

  • Posted By:  doriskeen

  • Posted On:  Aug 13, 2012

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  1. 1 cups - Sugar
  2. 1/2 cups - Shortening
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons - Salt
  4. 2 whole - Eggs beaten
  5. 3 packages - Yeast
  6. 1 1/2 cups - Warm Water
  7. 6 cups - Flour
  8. 1/2 cups - Raisins
  9. 1 whole - Egg Yolk
  10. - Poppy or Caraway Seeds


Soften the yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water. Mix together the sugar, shortening, salt, eggs, softened yeast, and 1 cup warm water. Add 2 cups flour. Let dough sit in a warm place until mixture bubbles like a sponge. Add the remaining flour and knead; add the raisins as kneading. Let dough rise in a bowl.

Form dough into 2 loaves. Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with poppy or caraway seeds. Let loaves rise again.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or less.


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