Bread Machine Challah II

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Absolutely delicious. I have a two pound bread machine and use it to make the Challah dough. It freezes well.


  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs eggs, room temperature
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water


Place warm water, sugar, honey, vegetable oil, salt, 2 eggs, flour and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start.

After the machine is done, take the dough out, and place it on a very lightly floured board, punch the dough down, and let rest for 5 minutes.

Divide the dough in half. Then divide into 3 equal pieces, roll into ropes about 12 to 14 inches, and braid into a loaf. Do the same with the remaining other half. Gently put the loaves on a greased cookie sheet, mist with water, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours in a warm, draft free place, until double in size.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, beat together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water.

Brush risen loaves with egg mixture. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes. If it begins to brown too soon, cover with foil.

Prep time: 30 mins / Cooking time: 25 mins / Total time: 55 mins

Serving: 20 / Yield: 2 loaves

Calories: 181.7

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