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Apples and Honey Challah


  • Author: https://mayihavethatrecipe.com
  • Prep Time: 20 mins plus rising time
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: -26193737.5 minute
  • Yield: 12 slices per challah 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Jewish

Description

Give this challah recipe a try and your home will be filled with the sweet smell of apples and cinnamon. So good, your guests won’t leave before asking you: May I Have That Recipe?


Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 eggs, 2 beaten together in one bowl and the other one on a separate bowl
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups of organic dried apple rings, chopped (about 4 ounces)
  • 5 cups white bread flour
  • 3 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. IF YOU ARE USING A BREAD MACHINE
  2. Combine water, oil, honey, 2 beaten egg, and salt (in that order) in the bread machine
  3. Mix flour and apples. Add it to the bread machine and make a well in the middle. Add the yeast and cover it with some of the flour
  4. Set the machine to dough setting and turn it on
  5. The bread machine will beep when the cycle is over. The dough should have doubled in size.
  6. Working on a floured surface, make 6 dough balls from each half and arrange them two 8 inch round cake pan (place 5 on the edges and 1 in the center. You can also braid the challah dough following the steps described in the post above
  7. Pre-heat oven at 425F
  8. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise again, until the challah has doubled in size about 30 minutes to an hour
  9. Using a pastry brush, gently “paint” the Challah with the remaining beaten egg
  10. Add sesame seeds if using. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle over Challah
  11. Bake for 10 minutes at 425F,  lower the temperature to 350F and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes until golden brown (a tooth pick inserted should come out clean)
  12. IF YOU ARE MAKING BY HAND
  13. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tbsp of sugar and let it sit until it foams (If it doesn’t foam, discard it. The yeast is not active and you need to get new yeast)
  14. In a large bowl combine flour, salt and chopped apples
  15. In another bowl combine oil, dissolved yeast and water, honey and 2 beaten eggs
  16. Pour wet ingredients over the flour and knead to create a smooth and soft dough, about 10 minutes. You can also use your food processor or stand up mixer to mix the dough.
  17. Place the dough in a slightly greased bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rise for about an hour or until doubles or triples in size
  18. “Punch” the dough and divide it in half
  19. Follow steps 5-10 above

Notes

RECIPE MAKES 2 PULL APART CHALLAHS
PREP TIME IS 20 MINUTES, PLUS 2 HOURS RISING TIME

THE DOUGH SHOULD FEEL SOFT, IF IT IS TOO WET AND STICKY WORK FLOUR INTO THE DOUGH WHILE KNEADING IT ON A FLOURED SURFACE, SOMETIME IT MAY TAKE UP TO 1 MORE CUP OF FLOUR.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 190
  • Sugar: 10
  • Sodium: 160
  • Fat: 6
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 31
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 4.5
  • Cholesterol: 0
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