Thursday, January 24, 2013

Six-Strand Braided Challah Bread

Did i told you that am going to London's blogger's meet, three hours back it wasnt sure, but finally reserved my tickets. Thanks to Eurostar for proposing not that much expensive fares during friday evening and monday morning journey. After a long hesitation and so many long discussions,finally am going to London for a weekend trip, hubby will take care of my kids so obviously am gonna travel alone to meet many foodie bloggers like me. Am sure that am gonna have loads of fun with them all, its definitely going to be something i never ever forget in my lifetime.

Coming to the six braided challah bread, our this month's Defi Boulange, a fabulous bread baking event by Nadia and Manue challenged us a 6 strand braided challah bread. Challah bread is a jewish bread which have a wonderful rich texture with a beautiful crust eventhough butter or milk is not used in this bread. This bread is served with meats during Jewish festivals. I have already prepared Challah Bread with 4 braids,its wasnt that much difficult for me to make this 6strands braided challah. Thanks to youtube and Nadia for sharing the 6 braids challah bread link,this braided bread took just few seconds to get ready and i seriously enjoyed making it.I was very proud to serve this beautifully baked challah bread, needless to say how this bread gets vanished within few minutes with nutella spread for my kid's snack.


4cups All purpose flour
2tsp Instant yeast
1/4cup Sugar
1tsp Salt
2nos Large eggs
1/4cup Oil
1/2cup Water
Black poppyseeds
Sesame seeds

Egg wash:
1no Egg yolk
1tbsp Water

In a lare bowl, combine the eggs,oil and water, stir well.

Mix in the flour,yeast,sugar,salt and knead everything together to form a stiff dough,knead well for few more minutes until the dough turns soft and smooth dough.

Transfer the dough to a greased large bowl and cover it with plastic wrap,let it sit in a warm place until its doubled in size for about 2hours.

Gently press down the dough,reflate it and cover it again, let it sit again for about an another hour.

Take the dough in a lightly floured surface, divide into three large balls and again divide each balls into two more medium balls again.

Now you have six balls, roll them as medium sized ropes.Line them side by side, pinch the pieces together at one end and start braiding.



Watch this video to know how to make 6 strand braided Challah

Transfer it to the baking sheet lined over a baking tray, let it sit again in a warm place for half an hour.

Meanwhile mix the egg yolk and water for egg wash.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Brush generously the rised braided bread with the egg wash,springle the black poppy seeds and sesame seeds generously.

Bake the bread for 30-35minutes or until the crust turns golden brown.

Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing.

52 comments:

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

It looks so beautiful..B/W enjoy ur london trip!!i will call u later..

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

WOW..Gorgeous,never tried making them at home,perfectly done Priya...

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

perfectly done braided bread dear :)n enjoy your london trip :)

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

You are a gorgeous baker,Priya..Loved the bread,superb!
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Sangeeta Madhav said... Reply To This Comment

lovely bread priya!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

wow that is so beautiful!!! very tempting!! bookmarking this one!!
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Hema said... Reply To This Comment

All I can say is 'WOW', have a nice time at the blogger's meet..

HomeKreation said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, how to braid 6 pieces... amazing!

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

baking queen... i admire at your perfection over any baking..

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

super recipe.. love it.. perfectly done..
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Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Have a safe and wonderful trip Priya and do share your experience with us.And the bread looks awesome!

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

braided bread looks very perfect. Great job.
Enjoy your London trip.

PT said... Reply To This Comment

enjoy your trip dear :) as usual a fabulous bread from you..

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

tempting and super inviting .. .

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Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect braids Priya,looks so lovely.

ramya anand said... Reply To This Comment

Have a wonderful bloggers meet at London!!Bread look awesome

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Enjoy your trip Priya! this bread looks excellent.

Jaleela said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing priya.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

You are an amazing baker Priya. Bread looks gorgeous and perfect. Enjoy your London trip dear....

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Charul @ Tadka Masala said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect looking bread Priya. Love the color of the crust! :)

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing one priya

Bhamathy said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! looks delicious.

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

wow ,clicks are so amazing.your baking skills are so good.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

wow..they look so good & delicious!!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect bread. If I prepare like this I would be in a dilemma whether to eat it or to admire it.
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Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

what lovely and yummy bread:)
Love the pictures!!

Rasi said... Reply To This Comment

love the braid.. its just baked to perfection wow!

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

wow...wow..Priya u are an amazing Baker, baked to perfection...nice pics too!
Btw njoy your trip n have loads of fun!!

Savitha Ganesan said... Reply To This Comment

Priya too good to see.But if we can get some step wise pic,it will be helpful.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Sis as usual u proved that u r a professional baker :-), hv fun in bloggers meet, happy journey!!!

sowmya(creative saga) said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice..

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats priya. Enjoy your trip. Dish looks beautiful & tempting.

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Have fun Priya. Bread looks yum

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful bread bread, I am still afraid of six strand ones.

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing one priya....Done well...No words to tell about your baking...

M D said... Reply To This Comment

WOW Priya. I have to say that you bread looks gorgeous. They are so well done and look so perfectly done!

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

i was inspired by ur last braided bread and have it mentioned on my site today...and here you go with another :)

tinku shaji said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly done
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Priya Elias said... Reply To This Comment

Looks Perfecct :)

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

You are a pro in baking, Challah bread looks awesome.
Enjoy your trip to London.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

looks so soft and delicious :)

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

Such a pretty loaf of bread..great job Priya. Kudos for attempting and being successful. Congratulations for being able to attend the bloggers meet. Have a whale of a time!!

Bharathy said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect Loaf, Priya! Have a wonderful time in London! Lucky girl! :)

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

The bread looks awesome Priya...and enjoy your London trip, .:)

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Challah! Have fun with the bloggers meeting!

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

Bread looks so beautiful Priya,

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

A perfectly braided challah!

Dershana said... Reply To This Comment

wow! you are a bread pro, look at that challah! i can never get that kind of perfection.thanks for coming over:-)

MaryMoh said... Reply To This Comment

You are going to the London's blogger meet up? Oh wow...now I'm so envious :P I think I should make a point to go one day, too. Love your bread. It looks so beautiful. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Superb work Priya..

Shella said... Reply To This Comment

You make baking bread sound so easy that I really wish I could do it. The bread looks sooo divine. I can almost taste it and even smell it. God bless! Shella (kitchensecrets.blogspot.com)

suhaina aji said... Reply To This Comment

nice recipe dear, wish i can try it soon.