Raisin Challah

Raisin Challah

Raisin challah is a braided Jewish bread made with eggs and baked to golden perfection.  It is typically enjoyed during the Jewish high holidays, and can be found at most grocery stores during those times.  However, many places only carry normal challah the rest of the year, and it simply lacks the wow-factor the raisins add.

Luckily, you can enjoy challah WITH raisins whenever you want by making it at home!  Savoring a warm bite of fresh out of the oven bread is 100% worth the wait, as the rising time is vital to the cloud-like texture.  Soft and sweet, this raisin challah is simply amazing!  Enjoy it on its own or use it for some delightful challah French toast… mm mmmm my mouth is watering!

 

AuthorLily ClapperCategory, , , , DifficultyBeginner

Yields14 Servings
Prep Time2 hrsCook Time25 minsTotal Time2 hrs 25 mins

Ingredients

 ½ cup warm water
 1 packet rapid rising yeast
 1 tbsp brown sugar
 3 tbsp vegetable oil
 3 large eggs
 3 tbsp honey
 1 tsp salt
 2 ¾ cups flour
 ¾ cup raisins

Directions

1

Dissolve brown sugar and yeast in warm water until foamy (10 minutes).

2

Add honey, oil, salt, and 2 eggs. Whisk until well combined.

3

Using a kneading attachment, gradually add flour to mixture to form a dough ball.

4

Knead in raisins with hands, and transfer to a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled (1 hour).

5

Divide dough into 3 long "snake" like rolls. Braid dough and tuck ends under. Cover with a towel and let rise another 45-60 minutes.

6

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Create egg-wash by combining 1 egg with 2 tbsp cold water. Brush egg-wash onto dough, and bake 25 minutes (or until golden).

7

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 15 before slicing, enjoy!

Ingredients

 ½ cup warm water
 1 packet rapid rising yeast
 1 tbsp brown sugar
 3 tbsp vegetable oil
 3 large eggs
 3 tbsp honey
 1 tsp salt
 2 ¾ cups flour
 ¾ cup raisins

Directions

1

Dissolve brown sugar and yeast in warm water until foamy (10 minutes).

2

Add honey, oil, salt, and 2 eggs. Whisk until well combined.

3

Using a kneading attachment, gradually add flour to mixture to form a dough ball.

4

Knead in raisins with hands, and transfer to a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled (1 hour).

5

Divide dough into 3 long "snake" like rolls. Braid dough and tuck ends under. Cover with a towel and let rise another 45-60 minutes.

6

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Create egg-wash by combining 1 egg with 2 tbsp cold water. Brush egg-wash onto dough, and bake 25 minutes (or until golden).

7

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 15 before slicing, enjoy!

Raisin Challah

 



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