This recipe is fantastic! 5 stars however many bakers may find that they need to add a little more flour because the dough is too sticky. My recommendation is to only add 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is very tacky but not sticking to your hands. The flour takes time to absorb all the water and the dough will become less sticky after the last rise. You do not want to add too much flour. Dry dough = dry bread. I let my dough rise a total of 3 times for lighter loaf.
After kneeding, let the dough rise for 20 minutes
Let rise for 60 min (2nd rise)
Shape into a braid.
Let rise 45-60 minutes (3rd rise)
Then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes as the recipe directions specify turning the pan once too ensure even browning.
I highly recommend the most fantastic Challah Braiding tutorial from utube user from "Titli Nihaan, The Bread Kitchen" It's the best braiding video that I have found yet! I'll add it below. It's very easy to follow and shows you how to braid with multiple strands. it has examples of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 strand braids. Amazing! You can stop and start the video at your will, and rewind again and again until you master the art good luck!
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This recipe is fantastic! 5 stars however many bakers may find that they need to add a little...