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Challah Bread



2 portion(s)


  • 7 grams dried yeast, (1 sachet)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 210 grams water
  • 1 egg
  • 500 grams plain flour
  • 65 grams sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 50 grams canola oil
  • 1 beaten egg for eggwash
  • Sesame or poppy seeds
  • 6
    2h 30min
    Preparation 2h 0min
  • 7
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    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Add the yeast, 1 tsp sugar and water to the mixing bowl.

    Process 2 min/37°C/speed 1.


    Add egg, flour, remaining sugar, salt and canola oil.

    Process for 10 sec/speed 6.Scrape down the sides of the bowl then knead 2 min/Dough mode.


    Remove dough from the mixing bowl and roll into a ball. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover the bowl with cling wrap. Sit the dough in a warm place for at least 1 hour (the longer the better - up to 3 hours is fine) and allow the dough to rise.


    Divide the dough into 2 if making 2 medium sized breads or use all the dough for 1 large bread. Divide each portion into 3 pieces and roll each out into long 'sausage' shapes. Pinch the 3 sausages together at 1 end and then plait. Tuck the ends underneath the plaited bread.


    Brush with eggwash and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds. Place on a tray and put in a cold oven. Then set the oven to 190°C. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.



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Try different sizes, the dough also makes nice rolls. If making rolls, bake for less time in the oven.

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  • This is still the best challah recipe. It’s very...

    Submitted by Mummycram on 8. March 2019 - 22:47.

    This is still the best challah recipe. It’s very sweet, so sometimes I reduce the sugar a bit.
    i have also made it with Wholemeal flour and a mixture of white and wholemeal, both are just as amazing

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  • Fantastic recipe

    Submitted by Pel on 28. February 2019 - 11:28.

    Fantastic recipe Love

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  • Best challah EVER

    Submitted by Mummycram on 10. February 2019 - 22:38.

    Best challah EVER

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  • Thanks for the recepie. Just perfect. ...

    Submitted by buksi13 on 18. January 2019 - 17:00.

    Thanks for the recepie. Just perfect.
    From New Zealand 😍

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  • This one was incredible. So delicious. ...

    Submitted by Raviti on 10. September 2018 - 14:52.

    This one was incredible. So delicious.
    I added 40gr maple syrup and 5gr flour. Delish for a holiday dinner!

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