28 February 2011

BRAIDED CHALLAH BREAD

Ingredients:
450 grams plain flour
250 ml lukewarm milk
2 teaspoons dried yeast
1 teaspoon clear honey
50 grams melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs lightly beaten


Combine the yeast, honey, milk, and butter, stir and leave for 15 minutes to activate. In a large bowl, mix the flour with salt, make a well in the centre and add the yeast mixture and one of the eggs. Stir to make a dough (adding flour if you need during the kneading). Knead until smooth and elastic, then transfer to a clean bowl, cover and leave to prove for about 90 min.
Grease a baking sheet. Knock back the dough and divide into 3 equal pieces. Roll to shape each piece into a long strip for plaiting. Lay 2 of the strips over the third to make a star shape and plait from the centre, tucking the ends under. Gently transfer it to a baking sheet, cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for 30 min. Brush with egg and bake in a hot oven at 190°C for 35 - 40 min or until golden.

13 comments:

  1. fabulous!... it looks amazing, so glad it worked out... I love your blog too!

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  2. Hvala cure :)

    Dom, thanks for the lovely compliment and I'm really glad you like my blog :)

    Federica, la ringrazio molto per il tuo bel complimento :)

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  3. Your loaf looks gorgeous, light and fluffy. You converted Dom's measurements too!

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  4. Thanks, Sally :)
    I had to convert them, easier to deal here with grams and milliliters :))

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  5. Dugo se vec spremam da pravim challah. Izgleda odlicno!

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  6. Bas izgleda lepo, i vuce na probu. Ja nisam stigla ovog meseca da ucestvujem.

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  7. Hvala :)
    Mamajac, ja je nisam probala, ali se pojela u dva obroka i bila je baš mekana :)

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