- 2 packets yeast (approx. 1 1/2 tbsp)
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 4 cups warm water
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 5 lbs flour (Start with around 9 cups then gradually add the remaining 6 or so cups until the dough forms a nice ball and is not sticky.)
Combine the yeast and sugar in a bowl.
Add warm water and let sit for 7 minutes - until the yeast activates indicated by bubbles forming on top of the mixture.
Add: Salt, veg. oil, eggs & flour
Let the dough rise for 1 ½ hours or until doubled in size. (Henna suggested putting it in a clean garbage bag twisted shut to rise)
Once the bread has risen braid your challah however you would like. This site has great braiding instructions - Secrets of Challah
Cover and let rise for another 1 to 2 hours or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350.
Brush (egg wash) the challahs with a mixture of 1 egg yolk and 1/2 tsp water
Bake for 30 -35 minutes
Important flour note - Start with around 9 cups then gradually add the
remaining 6 or so cups until the dough forms a nice ball and is not