Instead of a quote tonight… I bear a super easy recipe for my sister to use with her son. Traditional challah with a treat. Makes two medium sized loaves.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 1/2 tspn salt
- 1 oz active dry yeast
- 3 eggs
- semi-sweet chocolate chips, at least 1/2 cup
- Dissolve yeast into warm water.
- Sift remaining dry ingredients.
- Mix yeast-water with dry ingredients and 1/4 cup oil.
- Mix in 2 eggs and honey, until doughey.
- Use a bread hook to knead (if you have a Kitchen Aid) for 5 mins. Then knead dough by hand for 1 min. (Knead by hand, otherwise).
- Grease a large bowl and roll dough in it.
- Let the dough rise (in the bowl) for at least an hour (cover with a towel).
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Divide the dough in half.
- Divide a halve into thirds, rolling the thirds into long rolls.
- Flatten the rolls into strips by hand.
- Drop a line of chocolate chips down the center of each strip, then roll up the sides making each piece into a roll again.
- Braid 3 together (repeat steps 10 – 13 for second loaf).
- Beat one egg and brush over the tops of the loaves.
- Bake the loaves for 30 – 45 mins (until golden brown and glossy)
Pic of the dough rising…
And the finished challot!