Honey Challah Bread
This Honey Challah Bread recipe is a decadent and delicious twist on the traditional challah bread, featuring the sweet and aromatic flavors of honey. The honey adds a delicate sweetness that pairs perfectly with the rich and tender texture of the bread. With its beautiful braided design and golden crust, this honey challah bread is sure to impress!
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 egg yolk (for egg wash)
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and let it sit for about 5 minutes until frothy.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, honey, oil, 2 eggs, and salt. Mix well until a dough forms.
- Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Add more flour if needed.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours until doubled in size.
- Punch down the dough and divide it into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a long strand about 16 inches long.
- Place the strands side by side and pinch one end together. Braid the strands, tucking the pinch end underneath.
- Transfer the braided dough to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with the kitchen towel and let it rise again for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a small bowl, whisk the remaining egg yolk with a tablespoon of water. Brush the egg wash over the risen challah bread.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top (optional).
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and baked through.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack before slicing. Enjoy!
About Sperry Honey
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