There's something undeniably enchanting about the aroma of freshly baked bread filling the kitchen. It's a scent that transcends generations and cultures, bringing warmth and comfort to any home. Today, we invite you to embark on a delightful baking journey with a twist – the addition of GOODB's premium honey. Our Honey Challah recipe is a perfect blend of tradition and innovation, where the rich sweetness of honey complements the soft, pillowy texture of this classic Jewish bread. Prepare to create a loaf that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also captures the essence of GOODB's commitment to natural, pure, and wholesome ingredients.
- 4 1/2 teaspoons (2 packets) active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup GOODB honey
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 4 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg (for egg wash)
1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add a pinch of sugar and let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
2. Add GOODB honey, vegetable oil, three eggs, and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix well.
3. Gradually add the flour, one cup at a time, until the dough begins to come together.
4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes until it's smooth and elastic. If it's too sticky, you can add a bit more flour.
5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until it has doubled in size.
6. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
7. Punch down the risen dough and divide it into two equal parts.
8. For a classic braided look, divide each half into three pieces and braid them together.
9. Place the braided loaves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
10. Beat the remaining egg and brush it over the tops of the loaves for a shiny finish.
11. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the challah is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
12. Allow the challah to cool slightly before slicing and serving.
As you slice into this homemade Honey Challah, you'll discover a bread that embodies the goodness of GOODB. The sweet, golden touch of honey elevates this traditional recipe, creating a delightful harmony of flavors that's perfect for any occasion. Whether enjoyed fresh from the oven, toasted with a drizzle of GOODB honey, or as the foundation for your favorite sandwich, this Honey Challah is a testament to the art of baking and the pure, natural sweetness that GOODB brings to your table. Every bite is a celebration of tradition, quality, and the joy of sharing good food with loved ones. Enjoy, and may your home be filled with the warmth of this exquisite creation.