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The Best Challah
From all the challah recipes that I have used, this dough is by far The Best Challah that I have tasted! It comes out Delicious every time and the dough is perfect to work with. Once you make this challah once you won't stop making it! Enjoy your Challah!
5 Lb. Flour
1 Cup Warm Water
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 1/4 oz Dry Yeast (7 envelopes)
4 Ex-Large Eggs
1 1/4 Cup Oil
2 Tbsp. Salt
2 Cups Sugar
3 Cups Warm Water

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If you don't have a good mixture its very easy to make this dough by hand. I personally started doing it by hand and it really makes a perfect dough and is very easy to work with. I get compliments on my challah all the time and I hope you enjoy this wonderful recipe.
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You don't knead the dough?
sheila, 2014-02-17
7 oz fresh yeast? Is that right? That sounds like a ton!
alwayscooking, 2014-02-20
Is this for ONE challah???
janetb, 2014-02-23
It can't possibly call for seven ounces of fresh yeast for this recipe. Maybe she means 7 tsp of dry yeast. 3 envelopes of dry yeast converts to approximately 2 oz of fresh yeast. That means this recipe calls for about 10 1/2 envelopes of dry yeast. That's a huge amount for 5 lbs of flour. I use a very similar recipe (more eggs and less oil, and less sugar) with either 3 envelopes of dry yeast (2 tablespoons dry or 2 oz of fresh).
monseymaiven, 2014-02-24
Depending on how big you make them. I usually get 6 -7 medium challahs.
amsels2000, 2014-02-24
Thanks. I love my recipes but they aren't big enough to "take challah". I might try this after Pesach!
laininglady, 2014-02-24
Seven pkg. seems like an enormous amount of yeast. Most recipes call for 3 pkg. of yeast to 5 pounds of flour. Are you sure this isn't a mistake?
bubbysoo, 2014-03-16
Yes seven envelopes of yeast which is about 21/4 oz is correct. Try it and let me know how it came out.
amsels2000, 2014-03-17
Too much sugar, too much yeast! Is the water amount correct?
jackstrat, 2014-06-02
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