B H & G Challah Bread

65 mins (prep 20, cooking 45)
15 ingredients
1 servings
This is the recipe I have been using since the early 70's. I make it in my KA stand mixer now and let it rise in my proofing oven. Ahh, modern conveniences! I use real eggs, whole milk and unsalted butter. I crumble some saffron threads into the milk and the dough comes out a warm eggy color. There is no such thing as leftover Challah in this house! It makes wonderful sandwiches and the best French toast ever!Times do not include rising times. Total rising times depend on the temperature of your environment. Today my rising times totaled under two hours.Saffron is optional as are seeds.I hope you enjoy this bread as much as we enjoy it.

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  • 1/2 ounce active dry yeast (that is two packages 1/4 ounce each for a total of 1/2 ounce of yeast)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110*)
  • 3/4 cup milk (whole)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron thread, crumbled (original recipe says dash of saffron powder but trader joe's has reasonably priced threads) (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 1/2-5 cups all-purpose flour, unbleached (i have used bread flour as well)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seed (i also have used sesame seeds and have left the seeds off) (optional)


Serving Size (785.04 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 3059.18 Calories from Fat 593.46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 65.94g 101.44%
Saturated Fat 35.31g 176.55%
Trans Fat 1.94g %
Cholesterol 189.27mg 63.09%
Sodium 5519.73mg 229.99%
Total Carbohydrate 513.19g 171.06%
Dietary Fiber 21.9 g 87.59%
Sugars 75.62 g %
Protein 97.91g 195.82%
Vitamin A 1648.76IU% Vitamin C 5.6mg%
Calcium 1384.67mg% Iron 28.23mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
warm water, large eggs