Bread Machine Challah

After DS2 was born I asked my neighbor to teach me how to make challah.  The thought of making it all by hand was daunting.  Since I knew my neighbor used her bread machine, I felt confident I could do it too!  I broke out the machine and this is what I got:


Not bad, huh?

Bread Machine Challah


  • 1 1/4 cups hot water
  • honey squeeze 3 times around
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs packages yeast 2-3


  1. Place all ingredients into bread machine in the order above.
  2. Make well in sugar before adding yeast.
  3. Put on Dough cycle
  4. Braid dough
  5. Let dough rise for another hour
  6. Put egg wash and toppings on
  7. Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes

Until next time,