Berlin Challah

Yields 3

Use this recipe to make challah the way Alicia Berlin, our camp director, makes it- with an extra dash of honey for good luck!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cup of Water
  • 3 Egg Whites (Put egg yolks in fridge for later)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons of Honey (or count to 10)
  • 1/2 Cup of Butter or Margarine
  • 1/2 Cup of Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Potato Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 5 Cups of Bread Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of Yeast

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in order they are listed.
  • Before the yeast goes in, make a little hole in the bowl using the end of spoon of spatula. Put the yeast in the hole.
  • Put into a bread machine, Kitchen Aid, or mixer for 1.5 hours. Make sure it is well mixed and kneaded before moving on.
  • Cut up challah into amount wanted. For example, you can cut up three sections, then three more sub-sections to braid three loaves. Or, you could make many little challah knots.
  • Braid challah but connecting the three sections at the top and bottom.
  • Cover dough with a towel for 1 hour.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Meanwhile, paint dough with yolks.
  • Bake for 18-24 minutes (this may vary depending on size, oven and crispy preferences).
  • Cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!

By Alicia Berlin