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Challa Egg Bread

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Ingredients
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), divided
  Dry yeast 2 Tablespoon (2 Packages)
  Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (105°)
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 6 , well beaten
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 8 Cup (128 tbs), sifted
  Egg yolk 1
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Poppy seeds 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Preheat oven to 375° during third rising.
Mix together approximately 2 tablespoons sugar, yeast, and 1 cup water.
Let stand about 10 minutes, until it bubbles.
Add oil, eggs, salt, rest of sugar, and 2 cups flour.
Beat with mixer.
Cover.
Let rise 45 minutes.
Add remaining flour and let rise for 2 hours.
Sprinkle wooden pastry board and hands with flour.
Punch down dough and separate into 6 pieces.
Roll these pieces into long strands.
Braid 3 strands together tightly for each loaf.
Place the 2 loaves on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (1 hour).
Brush with a mixture of 1 egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water.
Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
Bake 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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