Tips On Making Challah Bread
Here are some tips on making Challah bread. Making Challah bread is a Jewish tradition. Challah is a special type of Jewish bread eaten on holidays or special occasions. When making Challah, a small piece is put aside. This tradition is honored today because many years ago the women would set aside a piece of the dough for the temple priests. Challah is normally the first meal of the Shabbat. Customarily, the bread is braided egg bread. There are many variations to the Challah bread recipe. Some are passed down from generation to generation. All you need is your favorite Challah recipe and some of our tips for making the spiritual bread.
In order to follow our tips for making Challah bread, you are going to need:
- Butter or shortening
- Accurate oven
- Hot water
- When adding flour, it is important to add it gradually. This will ensure a smooth dough.
- Grease the pan well. You want to use an adequate amount of butter or shortening to grease the pan so the Challah comes out of the pan easily.
- Give the dough time to rise. According to most recipes, the proper amount of time to allow for Challah to rise is about three hours. All yeast reacts differently. Make sure the dough has doubled in size.
- Make sure your oven temperature is correct. You don't want to overbake or under-bake the bread.
- It is important to make sure the yeast dissolves at the right temperature. Use very hot water to dissolve the yeast.
- Once the braided bead is in the pan, be sure to leave plenty of space between the pieces. The bread will rise as expand as it is cooked. You don't want it to turn into one big lump of bread