Challah iii

Yield: 4 loaves

Measure Ingredient
¾ ounce Yeast (3 packages)
¾ cup Water, water
2 teaspoons Sugar
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Butter, melted
1 tablespoon Salt
¼ cup Honey
2 cups Raisins
8 Eggs
9 cups Flour
2 Egg yolks
5 teaspoons Water

GLAZE

Dissolve the yeast with the warm water and sugar. Add the rest of the sugar, butter, salt, honey, raisins and eggs. Add the flour, a cup at a time, until it is hard to stir.

Turn out onto a well-floured counter and knead until smooth and blistery, adding more flour as necessary (about 10-15 minutes). Put into greased bowl, cover, and let rise until double, about 1 hr.

Punch down. Separate into 4 sections and separate each section into 3 more sections. Roll each piece out to the size of your cookie sheet. Braid 3 strands together and place on cookie sheet. Let rise until double (about 1 hour).

Mix egg yolks and water for glaze. Spread on loaves. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F. for 15-30 minutes until there is a golden crust.

NOTES:

* Jewish egg bread -- This is my family's version of Challah. It calls for saffron, but I've never actually made it as such (Hey, I'm just a poor college student, I can't afford saffron).

: Difficulty: easy, if you know how to make bread : Time: 20 minutes preparation, several hours rising, 30 minutes cooking : Precision: Raisins are to taste. Measure the rest of the ingredients.

: Jerry Godes

: Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA : jerryg@...

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