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                      CHALLAH - (HOLIDAY TWIST BREAD)
 
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 Serving Size  : 18   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Jewish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       pk           (or 1 tablespoon) Active Dry
                         -Yeast
    2       tb           Sugar
      1/4   c            Warm Water (110 to 115
                         -degrees)
    2       c            All-Purpose Flour
    2                    To 2-1/2 c Whole Wheat Flour
      1/2   ts           Salt
    1                    Egg
    2       tb           Vegetable Oil
    1 1/4   c            Water
    1                    Egg, beaten
    1       tb           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 golden
   brown.
  
 
 
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