Cooking in Israel - Sweet ChallahBread
1 kg flour (2.2 lb)
2 Tbs. dry yeast
2 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. salt
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup silan (dates honey) or honey
1/4 cup honey
21/4 cups water (as needed)
Before baking: 1 egg , ½ cup sesame / poppy seeds
When ready: 2 Tbs. honey diluted with water (option)
- Put the flour in a large mixing bowl.
- Create a hole in the center and add into the flour the salt, honey, silan & oil.
- Spread around the hole the sugar & yeast. (yeast must not touch salt)
- Start mixing on low speed and add slowly the water while increasing the speed.
Stop mixing (10 min) when dough is soft separates from bowl sides.