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Yields1 ServingPrep Time30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time2 hrs 40 mins

I love this recipe because it uses only egg yolks making it richer/moister than most recipes

 3 egg yolks
 3 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 cup warm water (not hot)
 1 tbsp instant yeast
 ¾ tsp kosher salt
 6 tbsp sugar
 3 cups bread flour
 1 whole egg

In a standing mixer bowl, add wet ingredients and then add dry. Mix for 10 minutes.


Spray the mixing bowl with a bit of non-stick spray and lightly cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise for 90 minutes


Punch down dough and make 4 or 5 equal strands. (to learn how to braid bread, google ‘how to braid a 4 strand challah; or ‘how to braid a 5 strand challah’). Once braided, cover with dish cloth and let rise for 30 minutes.


Preheat oven to 350F.


Beat 1 egg well. After 30 minute rise, use brush to cover bread in egg wash. Bake for 28 to 32 minutes depending on the oven