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Challah in a Hurry Recipe

Challah in a Hurry

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"Made with quick-rise yeast, this is a sweeter, richer challah that lends itself especially well to Rosh Hashanah or other holiday uses. It is quicker and easier than a standard double-rise recipe, so it's great for those afternoons when you're in a challah of a hurry. Challah was meant to be torn and not sliced. B'tayevon!"

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Original recipe makes 2 braided loaves Change Servings


  1. In a medium bowl, blend together warm water, melted margarine, sugar, and 3 beaten eggs
  2. In a large bowl, mix together yeast, salt, and 7 cups of the flour. Gradually stir in liquid ingredients, and mix until dough holds together.
  3. Knead dough on a floured surface with remaining flour until smooth.
  4. Split the dough into 2 large pieces. Split the 2 large pieces into 3 pieces each. Roll each third into a rope 3/4 inch thick and braid 3 strands together. Repeat. Place shaped dough onto greased cookie sheets. Brush dough with remaining beaten egg. Add poppy or sesame seeds, if desired. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  5. Bake in a preheated 325 degree F(165 degrees C) oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 11, 2003

a delicious, easy to make bread. Very adaptable to various additions of ingredients for variety, as well!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2003

This bread took much longer than 2 hours to rise and 20-30 minutes to cook. I let it rise for almost 4 hours before it doubled & baked for 30-35 minutes for complete doneness

Sep 29, 2003


Apr 11, 2003

According to my brother-in-law it's EXCELLENT!!!!

Jul 13, 2005

This was awesome! Sorry to say, but if it doesn't turn out, you need to look at what you did. One person wrote that it was better than traditional Challah, but since I have never had Challah, this was excellent!

Sep 29, 2003

I put this together in the morning and by noon it had almost tripled in size. The loaves lacked some flavor, but my family was still happy. Very easy.

Dec 04, 2009

This is my first time making bread and I absolutely love it. I cut down on the measurements. I don't want to much left over but it's so easy to make, and tastes so good. and I am going to use some for french toast for breakfast.

Nov 23, 2007

This challah tasted of flour and nothing else. I made it according to directions and it was heavy and dull. Next Shabbos I will be organized and make it properly!


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  • Calories
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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