- 2 pkges of active yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 TSP of honey
mix together with mixer:
- 1/4 c honey
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 1/3 c of butter (soften)
- 1 tsp salt (optional)
- the yeast mixture
- 3 c of whole wheat flour
mix with mixer for 3 minutes. Then mix with wooden spoon
- 3 c white flour. Add this a little at a time, stirring and mixing. I end up using my hands the last bit of flour.
Turn out on kneading surface and kneed for 6-8 minutes till dough becomes smooth. Oil the sides and bottom of a large bowl and place the dough in side. Turn the dough once to allow oil to cover the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit for about an hour to double in size.
Once it has double in size, punch down, cut in half, braid and place each Challah loaf in a pan. Again let rise for an hour or till it doubles in size.
Take an egg and beat it adding a little water, mix well. Brush on the Challah bread just before baking. Sprinkle with your favorite topping, kosher salt, sesame seeds, or poppy seeds. It's also nice just plain.
I cook mine at 300 degrees for about 30 min. It's done when you can tap it with a knife and it sound hollow.