Holiday Apple-Raisin Challah
Holiday Apple-Raisin Challah
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 4 hr
  • total: 4 hr 45 min
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  • Summary

    The trick to making great challah is to add just enough eggs and oil to the dough so that it tastes rich and moist without becoming heavy and sticky. My friend Kathy Cohen gets it exactly right—her bread, stuffed with apples, raisins, and cinnamon, is the highlight of her annual Jewish New Year feast. For years, I'd count the days between slices, until I finally decided to ask for the recipe. Apple Notes: There aren't a lot of apples in this bread, so you want a variety that really stands out. Therefore, green firm-tart apples, such as Granny Smith and Rhode Island Greening, are the perfect choice here. Equipment: 2 large baking sheets, rimmed or unrimmed

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons dry yeast
    • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup (155 g) granulated sugar
    • 5 large eggs
    • 3/4 cup (180 ml) vegetable oil, such as canola or safflower
    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 6 cups (870 g) all-purpose flour
    • 1 large firm-tart apple (about 8 ounces), peeled, cored, and cut into small cubes
    • 1/2 cup (65 g) raisins
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 egg yolk

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2416 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 90 g 139.16%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 37.1%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 92 mg 30.74%
    • Sodium: 859 mg 35.8%
    • Calcium: 131 mg 13.14%
    • Potassium: 911 mg 26.03%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 20 mg 110.33%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 358 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 18 g 72.2%
    • Sugar: 58 g
    • Protein: 47 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 376.18%
    • Vitamin C 17.23%
    • Vitamin D 4.63%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat17
    • Exchange - Fruit2
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch19
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total23 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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