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Challah: A Symbol of Unity and Blessings

Unveiling the Sacred Tradition of Challah: A Symbol of Unity and Blessings

Henry Hunter
Challah, the cherished braided bread deeply rooted in Jewish culture, serves as a symbol of unity, abundance, and togetherness. This article explores the heartwarming tradition of Shabbat and the significance of Challah in bringing families together.
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Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Anytime Food
Cuisine artisan bread
Servings 1 Loaf
Calories 2616 kcal


  • 500 g all-purpose flour 4 cups
  • 7 g instant yeast 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 10 g salt 2 teaspoons
  • 60 g sugar 1/4 cup
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 for egg wash
  • 40 g vegetable oil 3 tablespoons
  • 250 ml warm water 1 cup
  • For the egg wash:
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Combine all-purpose flour, instant yeast, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together 2 large eggs, vegetable oil, and warm water in a separate bowl.
  • Gradually add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mixing until dough forms.
  • Knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
  • Let the dough rise until doubled in size.
  • Punch down the dough and divide it into three portions.
  • Roll portions into long ropes and braid them.
  • Let the braided Challah rise again.
  • Preheat the oven and brush the Challah with egg wash.
  • Bake until golden brown and hollow-sounding.
  • Cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.
  • Recipe Details:


Calories: 2616kcalCarbohydrates: 445gProtein: 71gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 28gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 491mgSodium: 4078mgPotassium: 786mgFiber: 15gSugar: 62gVitamin A: 713IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 154mgIron: 26mg
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