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Challah Braid

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  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105 F To 115 F)
  Lukewarm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Shortening 1 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1
  Cold water 2 Tablespoon

Dissolve yeast in warm water.
Stir in lukewarm water, the sugar, salt, 1 egg, the shortening and 1 1/4 cups of the flour.
Beat until smooth.
Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
Turn dough onto lightly floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
Round up dough in greased bowl; turn greased side up.
Cover; let rise in warm place until double, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Punch down dough; divide into 3 equal parts.
Roll each part into strand, 14 inches long.
Place strands close together on lightly greased baking sheet.
Braid gently and loosely.
Do not stretch.
Fasten ends; tuck under securely.
Brush braid with shortening.
Let rise until double, 40 to 50 minutes.
Heat oven to 375°.
Beat egg yolk and cold water until blended; brush over braid.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1605 Calories from Fat 247

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.1%

Saturated Fat 7.4 g36.8%

Trans Fat 2 g

Cholesterol 396.6 mg132.2%

Sodium 2039.1 mg85%

Total Carbohydrates 284 g94.7%

Dietary Fiber 12.4 g49.7%

Sugars 16.4 g

Protein 50 g99.8%

Vitamin A 9.2% Vitamin C 0.07%

Calcium 11.5% Iron 110%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Challah Braid Recipe