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Yield: 1 loaf


IngredientAmount / WeightNote
water1 cuproom temperature
yeast1 packet
flour4 cups
honey or sugar1/4 cup
salt2 tsp
eggs2 + 1 yolk
oil1/4 cupcanola or coconut


  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer, or just a bowl: 1 cup water, 1 packet of yeast (or about 2.5 tsp) and a bit of sugar.
  2. Let sit until foamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour and salt.
  4. Once yeast and water is foamy, mix in flour + salt, honey (or sugar), oil, and eggs.
  5. Mix / knead for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Let proof for 1 hour.
  7. After proofing, punch down and divide into 4 equal pieces. Roll the pieces into ropes.
  8. Braid - traditionally challah is round in the fall around Rosh Hashanah, but braiding a normal loaf is fine.
  9. Let braided loaf rise for 30-45 minutes.
  10. Coat loaf in an egg wash — egg, water, and honey.
  11. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350°F.
  12. Enjoy.