2 tsp instant yeast
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup mild honey
1 egg. for glazing
Place the eggs, yeast, water, honey, and salt in a bowl,
and whisk to combine.
Begin adding flour..
...until the batter starts coming together.
Here's the dough having its autolyse, while I went to go do some other things. Turn the dough out and knead it until smooth.
Because I was I had so many things to do to prepare for the weekend company, I decided to give the dough an overnight rise in the refrigerator. This is the risen dough I woke up to.
Shape your breads. The dough braided, from left to right: six braid, five braid, four braid.
Proof the loaves. Towards the end of the proofing time, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Egg wash your breads.
Bake around half an hour, more or less depending on the size of your loaves. Cool on a wire rack. Stay tuned for the next installment of my Challah Chronicles.