Best Challah (Egg Bread)

Submitted By: Smitten Kitchen
  • total time: 1 hr
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    Ingredients

        3 3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (about 1 1/2 packages, 3/8 ounces or 11 grams)

        1 tablespoon (13 grams) granulated sugar

        1 3/4 cups lukewarm water

        1/2 cup (118 ml) olive or vegetable oil, plus more for greasing the bowl

        5 large eggs

        1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar

        1 tablespoon (14 grams) table salt

        8 to 8 1/2 cups (1000 to 1063 grams) all-purpose flour

        1/2 cup raisins (about 70 grams) per challah, if using, plumped in hot water and drained

        Poppy or sesame seeds for sprinkling.

    Instructions

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    Taste Profile

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 20
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 295 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 7 g 12%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 6%
    • Trans Fat: n/a
    • Cholesterol: 50 mg 17%
    • Sodium: 370 mg 16%
    • Calcium: 20 mg 2%
    • Potassium: 100 mg 3%
    • Magnesium: 20 mg 5%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 49 g 17%
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8%
    • Sugar: 7 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Vitamin A 2%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.