The Famous Berlin Challah

 

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 1/4 Cup of Water
  2. 3 Egg Whites (Put egg yolks in fridge for later)
  3. 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
  4. 3 Tablespoons of Honey (or count to 10)
  5. 1/2 Cup of Butter or Margarine
  6. 1/2 Cup of Sugar
  7. 2 Tablespoons of Potato Flakes
  8. 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  9. 5 Cups of Bread Flour
  10. 1 Tablespoon of Yeast
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in order they are listed.
  2. 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.
  3. Put into a bread machine, Kitchen Aid, or mixer for 1.5 hours. Make sure it is well mixed and kneaded before moving on.
  4. 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.
  5. Braid challah but connecting the three sections at the top and bottom.
  6. Cover dough with a towel for 1 hour.
  7. Pre-heat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  8. Meanwhile, paint dough with yolks.
  9. Bake for 18-24 minutes (this may vary depending on size, oven and crispy preferences).
  10. Cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!
By Alicia Berlin