Challah bread,super soft, little sweet,flaky,amazing test bread easy to make.
Ingredients(1 full bread)
- All purpose flour – 1.5cup
- Yeast – 2 tsp (instant)
- Salt – 1pinch
- Olive oil – 3 tbsp
- Milk powder -2 tbsp(Optional)
- Water – 1/2 cup(warm)
- Sesame seed–1 tbsp
- Milk and butter – For brushing
Step 1 – In a bowl take warm , sugar, yeast then mix it and keep aside for 5 minutes. Add 2 tbsp flour and mix it, keep aside for 5 more minutes then and mix well.
Step 2 – Take flour in one bowl, add salt, milk powder, yeast mixture, mix it well and knead for 5 minutes then add olive oil and again kneed for 10 more minutes. Cover dough and keep aside for 1 hour.
Step 3 – After 1 hour open dough, it rises and becomes double-triple in size. Punch it,add raisins kneed 30 seconds and cut dough in tree parts. Take one part dough and roll into ropes about 13 inches long and 1.5 inch diameter thick .Make all ropes similar way.
Step 4 – Pinch the end of thee ropes together and proceed to braid the dough.
Step 5 – Preheat oven to 350f/180c for 10 minutes. Take line baking tray with parchment paper and lightly grease keep aside
Step 6 – Place Challah bread on baking tray,sprinkle sesame seed and cover it for 45 minutes.
Step 7 – After 45 min give milk -butter brushing to Challah bread keep baking tray on preheat oven 180c for 20 minutes till nice golden brown on top. Serve hot as a appetizer,table bread.