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  1. Exported from MasterCook

  2. CHALLA

  3. 2 Preparation Time :

  4. Categories : Breads Jewish

  5. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --

  6. 2 1/2 c Water, tepid (about 110 f)

  7. 3 ts Salt

  8. 3 tb Sugar

  9. 3 Quick-rising dry yeast,

  10. - envelopes

  11. 3 Eggs, beaten - at room temp

  12. 1/2 c Vegetable oil

  13. 3 lb Unbleached white flour

  14. Cornmeal, for baking

  15. --EGG WASH--

  16. 2 Egg yolks

  17. 1 tb Water

  18. --GARNISH--

  19. 1 tb Sesame seeds

  20. Place the water, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a

  21. 5A2 model works

  22. best). Stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the yeast and stir to dissolve. Stir in the beaten eggs and the oil.

  23. Beat in 5 cups of the weighed-out flour to make a

  24. batter. Beat for 5 minutes or until the batter begins

  25. to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Knead in the

  26. remaining flour by machine until smooth. Place the

  27. dough on a clean countertop and cover it with a large

  28. metal bowl. Allow the dough to rise until double in

  29. bulk. Punch the dough down and allow it to rise again.

  30. Punch the dough down again and divide it in half. Cut each half into thirds. Roll 3 of the pieces into ropes

  31. 16 inches long with your hands. Join

  32. 1 end of

  33. each rope and press together with the heel of your

  34. hand. Alternately, braid the 3 ropse together and press the other 3 ends together with the heel of your

  35. hand..

  36. Sprinkle a large baking sheet with a little of the

  37. cornmeal. Place the braided dough on the sheet pan and allow it to double in bulk again. Repeat the process

  38. with the remaining dough. Allow the dough to rise

  39. until double in bulk.

  40. 2 egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of water

  41. together for the egg wash. Lightly brush both risen

  42. braided doughs. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  43. 350 F oven for 50 to

  44. minutes, until loaves are deep golden brown and sound

  45. hollow when tapped on the bottoms with your finger.

  46. Remove to a cooling rack. Source: Whole Family Cookbook - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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