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Simple Challah

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  Sugar 23 Milliliter (1 1/2 Tablespoons)
  Yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (15 Gram)
  Milk 6 Fluid Ounce, tepid (175 Milliliter)
  Flour 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3 , beaten
For glaze
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Poppy seeds 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoons)

Mix 5 ml./ 1 teaspoon of sugar, the yeast and tepid milk to a paste.
Set aside in a warm place for 15 minutes or until the mixture is frothy.
Sift the flour and salt into a large, warmed bowl.
Add the yeast mixture, eggs and remaining sugar, and mix to a smooth dough.
Cover and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
Knead the dough for 8 minutes or until it is smooth and elastic.
Divide the dough into three pieces and roll out into three long ropes, about 30 cm./ 1 fl.long.
Join the ropes together at one end and plait the three strands, joining the other end together when the plait is finished.
Put the loaf on a well-greased baking sheet, cover and set aside in a warm place for 45 minutes.
Brush the bread with the egg for glazing and sprinkle over the poppy seeds.
Put into the oven preheated to hot (220°C/425°F or Gas Mark 7) and bake for 15 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to fairly hot (190°C/375°F or Gas Mark 5) and continue to bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
The bread is cooked if it sounds hollow when knocked on the bottom with your knuckle.
Cool on a wire rack.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2305 Calories from Fat 375

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g65.9%

Saturated Fat 11.6 g58%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 863.7 mg287.9%

Sodium 2310 mg96.2%

Total Carbohydrates 391 g130.3%

Dietary Fiber 19.2 g77%

Sugars 36 g

Protein 84 g168.6%

Vitamin A 23.1% Vitamin C 0.52%

Calcium 81% Iron 156.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Simple Challah Recipe