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Quick Challah

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages,1/4 Ounce Each)
  Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (110° To 115°)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Eggs 5
  All purpose flour 6 1⁄2 Cup (104 tbs)
  Cold water 1 Teaspoon
  Sesame seeds/Poppy seeds 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
Directions

In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
Add the oil, sugar, salt, 4 eggs and 4 cups of flour.
Beat until smooth.
Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a-warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half.
Divide each portion into thirds.
Shape each piece into a 15-in rope.
Place three ropes on a greased baking sheet and braid; pinch ends to seal and tuck under.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Beat cold water and remaining egg; brush over braids.
Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds if desired.
Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove to wire racks to cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Poppy Seed
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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