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