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Challah

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This Challah is simply fabulous ! If you want to know what food embroidery is, take a look at this beautifully braided bread glazed with poppy seeds on an egg base. This Egyptian Holiday bread made to take blessings of the divine is sure to make you happy. Try this for a party ! Want to discuss further about this Challah? Then do come here !
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (105°-115°F)
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
  Egg yolk 1
  Poppy seeds 1⁄2 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
2 Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, and salt in mixing bowl. Add yeast mixture, vegetable oil, and egg. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Divide dough into thirds, making 3 ropes, and braid. * Place on greased baking sheet.
6 Cover; let rise in warm place until it is double€”about 30€”45 minutes.
7 Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 45-60 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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