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Seed-Crusted Challah

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 14

Enjoy this savory bread sprinkled with crunchy seed mixture – a traditional delight. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Bread

1 3/4
to 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1
package fast-acting dry yeast
1
cup water
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
egg
2/3
cup whole wheat flour
1
egg yolk
1
tablespoon water

Seed Mixture

1
teaspoon poppy seed
1
teaspoon sesame seed
1/2
teaspoon fennel seed
1/2
teaspoon caraway seed
1/8
teaspoon celery seed, cumin or dill seed

Steps

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  • 1
    Grease cookie sheet with shortening. In large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups of the all-purpose flour, the brown sugar, salt and yeast.
  • 2
    In small saucepan, heat 1 cup water and the butter until very warm (120°F to 130°F). Add warm liquid and egg to flour mixture; beat with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes on medium speed. By hand, stir in whole wheat flour and additional 1/4 to 3/4 cup all-purpose flour until dough pulls cleanly away from side of bowl. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
  • 3
    On floured surface, knead dough about 25 times until smooth. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Roll each part into 12-inch rope. Place ropes together on cookie sheet. Braid ropes gently and loosely, starting in middle; do not stretch. Punch ends; tuck ends under braid securely. Cover loosely; let rise in warm place (80°F to 85°F) until doubled in size, 30 to 40 minutes.
  • 4
    Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, beat egg yolk and 1 tablespoon water. In another small bowl, mix all seed mixture ingredients. Brush braid with egg yolk mixture; sprinkle with seed mixture.
  • 5
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when lightly tapped. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool on cooling rack.

Expert Tips

  • Challah, the traditional Jewish Sabbath braid, is made with a wonderful, easy-to-handle egg dough. Sometimes the bread is shaped in different ways--in a circle, coiled or like a bird--to signify different Jewish holidays or events.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
4%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
2g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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