Bread Machine Challah II

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  • Published Dec 24th
  • Ready In55m
  • Servings20
  • Calories182
Absolutely delicious. I have a two pound bread machine and use it to make the Challah dough. It freezes well.

Bread Machine Challah II Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Bread Machine Challah II for 20 servings:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water

Bread Machine Challah II Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook25m
  • Ready In55m

To cook Bread Machine Challah II, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Bread Machine Challah II is about 25 minutes , and you can serve your Bread Machine Challah II within 55 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Bread Machine Challah II easily:

  1. 1 Place warm water, sugar, honey, vegetable oil, salt, 2 eggs, flour and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start.
  2. 2 After the machine is done, take the dough out, and place it on a very lightly floured board, punch the dough down, and let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. 3 Divide the dough in half. Then divide into 3 equal pieces, roll into ropes about 12 to 14 inches, and braid into a loaf. Do the same with the remaining other half. Gently put the loaves on a greased cookie sheet, mist with water, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours in a warm, draft free place, until double in size.
  4. 4 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, beat together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water.
  5. 5 Brush risen loaves with egg mixture. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes. If it begins to brown too soon, cover with foil.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 182 calories; 6.7 grams of fat; 26 grams of carbohydrates; 4.4 grams of protein; 28 milligrams of cholesterol; 302 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 1st 2011

    add 1/2 cup more flour, and made one loaf instead of 2, which 6 strands....2 over, one under, 2 over, one under. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Can freeze the dough braided before rising...

  2. Feb 19th 2010

    Delicious!!! This dense challah has a sweet and delicious flavor. I too added 1/2 cup of high gluten bread flour to the batch which made the consistency perfect! I used to make this recipe w ...

  3. Sep 18th 2007

    If you read through the previous reviews, the 1 constant remark “the bread is sticky” appears. We added an additional ¾ c flour to our bread machine (using a total of 4 ½ c flour) whi ...

  4. Dec 24th 2005

    I'm very experienced with using bread machine recipes, yet I found this bread to be extremely disappointing. The dough turned out like batter and was impossible to shape because it was so st ...

  5. Jan 4th 2005

    This dough is fantastic! Chewy, yeasty, sweet. Makes a better challah than a deli! It makes 2 medium sized loaves, and we often braid one, place it on slightly greased waxed paper, then a ...

  6. Oct 15th 2003

    The bread is absolutely delicious! The flavour is light and mouth can't stop eating it. I increased the yeast because the first time I made it - it didn't rise enough. So I ...

  7. Nov 11th 2002

    This is a fantastic recipe! My only question is: the dough comes out of the bread machine very sticky and is hard to work with. any suggestions?

  8. Nov 9th 2001

    I have tried many Challah recipies in my life and this one is the best!!! I'm not Jewish, but all my Jewish friends want MY recpie for Challah!

  9. May 12th 2001

    This recipe is so yummy. I had never made challah before but I found this to be really easy to make. The bread came out so well... my family was convinced that I must have got it from the ba ...