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Braided Bread Machine Challah

Course bread
Keyword bread recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place ingredients into bread machine according to manufacturers directions.
  2. Set on dough cycle.
  3. Place dough onto a lightly floured board and divide into three equal parts.
  4. Stretch or roll each part into 9" ropes and braid.
  5. Place on greased cookie sheet, cover and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°.
  7. Mix together one egg yolk and a tablespoon of water and brush over bread, then sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds, if desired.
  8. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool on wire rack.