Challah - (Holiday Twist Bread) Recipe
1 package (or 1 tablespoon) active dry yeast
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
2 cup all-purpose flour
2 to 2-1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup water
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp poppy seeds
Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the 1/4 cup of warm water. Let stand
for 5 minutes. Combine the flours and salt in a mixing bowl. Make a
well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg, oil, yeast
mixture and remaining 1-1/4 cups of water. Mix well. Knead the dough
on a floured board, adding more whole wheat flour until the dough is
smooth and elastic. Place in an oiled bowl. Cover with a damp towel
and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Divide the dough into three
parts. Roll each third into a strip about 15 inches long. Braid the
strips together and place on a lightly-oiled baking sheet. Brush with
the beaten egg. Sprinkle on the poppy seeds. Cover and let rise until
doubled. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until
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