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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: 57 minute
  • Yield: 2 Challahs - 12 slices per challah 1x
  • Diet: Kosher

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?


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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, divide the dough in half.
  7. Make 6 dough balls from each half and arrange them two 8 inch round cake pans (place 5 on the edges and 1 in the center.
  8. If you would like to make round braided challah follow the steps and images described in the post above
  9. Pre-heat oven at 425F
  10. Cover challahs with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise again until the challah has doubled in size about 30 minutes to an hour depending on how hot your kitchen is.
  11. Using a pastry brush, gently “paint” the Challah with the remaining beaten egg
  12. Add sesame seeds if using. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle over Challah
  13. 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)
  14. IF YOU ARE MAKING BY HAND
  15. Dissolve yeast in the 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)
  16. In a large bowl combine flour, salt and chopped apples
  17. In another bowl combine oil, dissolved yeast and water, honey and 2 beaten eggs
  18. 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 fitted with an “S” blade or your stand up mixer, fitted with a dough hook,  to mix the dough.  See note 3 if the dough is very wet and sticky.
  19. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rise for about an hour or until doubles or triples in size
  20. “Punch” the dough and divide it in half
  21. Follow steps 5-10 above

Notes

  1. RECIPE MAKES 2  CHALLAHS
  2. PREP TIME IS 20 MINUTES, PLUS 2 HOURS RISING TIME
  3. 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.
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Jewish

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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