Great Bread Machine Challah Recipe

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The best bread machine challah recipe. A winner every time!

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Servings: 4 Challah


Cost per serving $0.55 view details


  1. Add all ingredients to bread machine in order written above.
  2. Set to dough cycle
  3. When machine beeps, take out dough and separate into twelve even balls
  4. Make ropes with each ball of dough and braid three together to make challah. Use flour on hands as needed
  5. Yields 4 challahs
  6. Let rise 1 hour
  7. Brush with beaten egg and sesame or poppy seeds if desired.
  8. Bake at 350 for half an hour or until golden
  9. Try not to burn your tongue as you eat the hot challah


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 277g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 778  
Calories from Fat 173 22%
Total Fat 19.68g 25%
Saturated Fat 1.59g 6%
Trans Fat 0.47g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 589mg 25%
Potassium 211mg 6%
Total Carbs 133.45g 36%
Dietary Fiber 4.4g 15%
Sugars 25.36g 17%
Protein 15.68g 25%
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  • Anne Kruse
    Challah is a great bread. However, I think this recipe has some mistypes. 1/2 cup of sugar is just a bit too much, the bread wont rise properly with this much didn't rise at all until I put it in the oven to cook.
    Make sure the water is warm (105 to 115 degrees F)
    You could also try using 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
    Instead of 1/3 cup oil use 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    Try using 1 teaspoon plus 1/4 cup sugar instead of 1/2 cup.
    I have tried three different challah recipes and the one that turned out the best was using these amounts.
    I didnt seperate it into 4 challahs either, I just made one large challah.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    This is a variation


    • Renah Marquez
      February 7, 2009
      Chani, I only have a 1 lb. bread machine, which has a "manual" option on it. I don't think all that flour n' eggs will fit! :) Do you have an alternate recipe? or how should I downsize it? Thanks
      • Chani Zarchi
        July 28, 2008
        I bought a 2lb. machine from Macy's. Don't worry about all the extra features as I find that I only really use it to make the dough itself, which comes out amazing.

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      • Mihir Shah
        July 24, 2008
        This looks like a perfect recipe to make with my daughter. Any recommendation on a bread maker - I need to buy one. Thanks!

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