This recipe for Whole Wheat Challah can be used with entirely white flour, or in the whole wheat version below. Either way it is absolutely delicious!
2 1/2 pounds whole wheat flour
2 1/2 pounds unbleached all purpose white flour
6 envelopes Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Highly Active Yeast Dissolved in 4 cups warm water and 1
Kosher Recipe Ingredients
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups sugar
5 Tablespoons Kosher salt
4 Tablespoons honey
1 Egg for egg wash
Directions for this Kosher Recipe
1. In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in 4 cups warm water and 1 Tbs sugar. Stir with spoon to make sure its combined. Cover with towel and set aside until mixture bubbles.
2. Meanwhile, mix eggs, oil, and sugar in bread machine until combined. Add salt and honey and continue to mix. Add yeast and then flour and mix until well combined and dough is not sticky. Knead with hands if necessary.
Grease a very large bowl or roaster (I spray Pam), and place dough. Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with Pam as well. Place a towel over the plastic wrap and let rise 2-3 hours.
Braid or knot dough in a baking tin or tray. Let rise another 2 hours.
Brush egg over challah. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake until golden on 350.
Challah can be frozen at this point.