A loaf of challah bread on a cookie sheet.

Challah Bread

Product used - Mixer
Bread Dough:
2¼ tsp. dry yeast 
1 cup warm water
1 egg
1/3 cup honey
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. salt
4 ½ cups flour, more or less if needed
Egg Wash:
1 egg
1 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp salt
Directions:
  1. Add yeast, water, egg, honey, oil, salt, and 1 cup flour to mixer bowl. Mix until combined, then add the rest of the flour slowly until dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl. Knead with the dough hook for 10 minutes.
  2. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let rise until double, about 1 hour.
  3. Cut the dough into three pieces and roll into long strands. Braid the strands into a nice loaf shape. Place on a lightly greased pan and let rise for another 30 minutes.
  4. Brush braid with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 375° F for approximately 35 minutes or until golden brown on top.
 

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