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Challa Bread 


Traditional Dairy free  bread for the Jewish Sabbath.

You can add 1 cup raisins or golden raisins for a sweet treat!


500g  white flour 

25 g of yeast 

3 tablespoons of brown sugar 

1/2 tablespoon of salt 

1/4 cup canola oil or rice bran oil 

1-2  cups of warm water (body temp) 

egg mixed with a bit of water- for egg wash 

Some sesame seeds or poppy seeds and a bit of sugar


  1. Heat the oven to a hot oven of 180°C.


  1. Place all the ingredients into the mixer bowl except for the oil and water –mix slowly for 2 min .

  2. Add the water and oil slowly and mix for another 8 min at a high speed until the dough is nice and soft but not too sticky and separates from the edge of the bowl.


 3.Cover and leave to rise for about 2 hours. 


 4.Divide the dough and plait into “Challah” plait.


 5.Place in the baking tray and spread the egg wash and  sprinkle with some sesame. seeds and a bit of sugar.


 6.Bake in the oven for 30 min until the bread is nice and golden.


 7.Place on a cooling rack to cool. 

*You can replace the white flour with wholemeal white flour and the brown sugar with caster sugar. 


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