|420 gms All purpose flour|
|1 tbsp Instant Yeast|
|1 1/2 tsp Salt|
|50 gms Honey|
|60 ml Milk|
|60 gms Butter|
|120 ml Water|
|1 tbsp Olive oil|
I think I am joining bread bakers after a very long time. The theme for this Month was chosen by Felice who blogs at all thats left are the crumbs. She suggested that we bake good luck breads which are baked across the world. After a little hopping on the blog world and searching, I found that this bread can be baked without eggs too from a facebook group by Anuja and decided to bake this beautiful bread- Jewish Challah.
According to the Jewish tradition, Challah is given as a good luck bread on a housewarming ceremony. According to them, bread, salt, sugar, and wine will bring good luck to the new residents. Though I have no idea of taking this for a house warming ceremony now, The best I can is to gift it to friends who love egg free bread. I love the braided bread.
In the bowl of the stand mixer add the flour and salt. Mix in speed MINIMUM with the dough hook attached
Now add the yeast and honey and mix well
Now add the melted butter and milk and continue mixing with the dough hook,
Next add the water little by little and knead the dough
Now increase the speed to 1 and knead it for 7 minutes.
Transfer the dough to a well-oiled bowl and let it rise for 1 hr to double in size
Take out the dough after it has doubled and make 3 equal portions out of this
Roll each one into a long rope and braid it.
Transfer the braid to a tray lined with parchment paper, cover it loosely and keep it in a warm place for it to double in size again
Preheat the oven to 200C
Brush the braid with milk, sprinkle sesame seeds and bake for 40 minutes or till it starts to brown and sounds hollow on tapping
Transfer it to a cooling rack. Slice when it has cooled and serve
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page.
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to email@example.com.
This month, the Bread Bakers are making Good Luck Breads, a theme chosen by Felice from All That’s Left Are The Crumbs.
And don’t forget to check out all the amazing breads baked by our talented bakers ~
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