Jake Cohen Challah Recipe is an easy, flatbread-like Jewish bread with a sweet honey topping that is traditionally served on the Sabbath or at a religious service.
It can be made with ingredients commonly found in your kitchen, offering an excellent chance to try new flavors and combinations.
The traditional recipe for Jake Cohen Challah is hearty and filling, making it a favorite comfort food of Jewish people around the world.
Jake Cohen Challah Recipe
Prepare Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
- 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 3 whole eggs
- 1 cup warm water
- 3.5 tbsp (78g) honey
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash
In a large bowl, combine one cup of flour and yeast. Stir in warm water, one egg, and 3 tablespoons of honey. Mix well using your hands until a sticky dough is formed.
Add more flour if needed. Cover with a clean towel and let it rest at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients (2 eggs, remaining honey, oil, and salt) to the dough and knead until it is soft and smooth (probably about 5 minutes).
Cover again with a towel for another 15 minutes of rest. Repeat step 2 if needed.
Preheat oven to 400° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Dust a workspace with flour, and place the dough on it.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a thin sheet or rope around 1/8 inch in thickness (about 12 inches long).
Cut the challah into 2 halves, then score one side of each half by making two or three diagonal cuts across the width of the bread. Repeat with the rest of the dough, 2 halves at a time.
Make sure you dust your work surface well prior to cutting each challah, so there is no mess for you when handling and baking them.
Place the challah pieces in 2 separate pans, and cut the side up. Brush egg washes onto the challah pieces, then sprinkle them with a little more honey.
Bake the bread on an oven rack at 400° F for 15-20 minutes or until it is lightly browned around the edges and sounds hollow when tapped.
Remove from oven and let it cool on a wire rack. Serve while still warm, or keep them in an airtight container or freezer bag to store for later use.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
- Calories: 451
- Total Fat: 8.1g
- Saturated Fat: 1.3g
- Cholesterol: 62mg
- Sodium: 70mg
- Carbohydrates: 83.8g
- Sugars: 20.6g
- Protein: 8.0g
What Does Challah Taste Like?
Challah is best when served warm and fresh from the oven, and it tastes different from the other bread or rolls you have tasted before. It is a soft, tender, slightly sweet bread that is often eaten with your favorite dish as a side.
How Should I Serve Challah?
Challah can be served alone or with a variety of toppings, including butter, jam, cream cheese, honey, and Nutella. You can also use it as a pizza topping or sandwich bread.
Are Challah Good For You?
Challah is an excellent source of vitamins B and E, iron; potassium; and magnesium. It is cholesterol free and has more dietary fiber than white bread. It contains up to 45 percent of your daily value for iron in just one slice!
Can Challah Be Frozen?
Challah freezes well and should be wrapped in parchment paper so that the frozen pieces do not stick together. This bread can be stored in the freezer for many months without losing any qualities like taste or texture.
How Long Will The Challah Last In The Freezer?
The answer to this question depends on the size of your challah. If it is not used within a week, your bread can be frozen. Defrost at room temperature before serving and reheat in the oven at 400° F for 15-20 minutes.
How To Store Challah Dal?
Challah is best served fresh but can be kept frozen for several months if you do not plan to use it all before this time period.
To freeze, wrap each piece in aluminum foil or parchment paper, sealing well so that no air gets trapped inside. Then place flat into a freezer bag or plastic container and freeze for up to 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Make Gluten-Free Challah?
If you are looking to make gluten-free challah that tastes great and is comparable in size, you can replace regular flour with an equal amount of gluten-free baking flour and add an extra egg to the recipe.
Will Challah Make You Feel Full?
Yes, it will! This bread is about 85 percent carbohydrates. The remaining percentage is made up of protein and fat. While your body digests the bread slowly, it gets quickly absorbed into your bloodstream and begins to provide a feeling of fullness and satisfaction.
Are These Challah A Healthy Snack For Kids?
Yes, it is perfectly healthy for kids to eat. It is also a good bit of fun for them to make and decorate these delicious round bread!
Trying out the best – and easiest – challah recipe was so much fun! I hope this article will inspire you to use your imagination regarding the ingredients that can be used in this delicious bread.
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– Wishing You All The Best!