Whole Wheat Challah
3 pk Yeast
1 tb Brown sugar
3/4 c Warm water
3 c Whole wheat flour
3 c All purpose flour or more if needed
1 1/2 ts Salt
2/3 c Oil
1/2 c Water
1/2 c Honey
1 Egg beaten with
1 1/2 ts Water for brushing on top
Mix yeast, brown sugar, and warm water in a bowl. Let stand for five minutes,
until mixture bubbles.
In a mixer bowl, mix both flours and salt. In a separate
bowl, mix eggs, oil, water, and honey. Set aside.
Add the yeast mixture to the flour in the mixer bowl. Add the
egg mixture to the mixer. Mix on medium speed, adding more flour if needed.
Dough should be soft, not sticky. Knead on a flat surface for
one minute. Place sough in an oiled bowl, turning to oil the whole surface.
Cover and rise at least two hours.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Shape into three braided loaves.
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Makes 3 loaves