|Posted by tasteoffreedom on June 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM|
Since it is the day before the Jewish Sabbath ("Shabbos") I thought I'd post my recipe for eggless challah. This is traditionally a braided bread. The classic version calls for eggs in the bread and for an egg wash (glaze). I omit the eggs and the glaze. Try it, you'll never miss the eggs!
6 Tbsp dry active yeast (like Fleishman's- I use the Sam's industrial size ones)
2 cups sugar
5 1/2 cups very warm water
(mix all ingredients till foamy)
1 T vanilla extract
pinch of salt (sparing)
1 3/4 cups canola oil
5 lbs bread flour ( I like Gold Medal Better for Bread in orange bag)
Knead in a large bowl till dough is consistent and smooth and not too sticky.
Shape into loaves (be creative- how about a 4 or 6 strand braided challah)
variations: omit vanilla and add a generous dash of dried minced onion
sprinkle sesame and/or poppy seeds (if tolerated) for an "everything challah"
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
yield: about 5 medium loaves