How to Braid a 6 Strand Challah
Reisi's recipe for delicious Challa:
1 ½ kg flour
1 table spoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
600ml lukewarm water
2 ounces fresh yeast
Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water with a tablespoon sugar.
Leave it for about 10 min.
Put the salt in the bottom of the bowl and then add the other ingredients add the yeast last.
Mix slowly to start off and then on a high speed for 10min.
Let it rise for 1 - 1+1/2 hours in a warm place covered.
Take challa (for this amount without a bracha)
Braid them, place them in the pans and brush the challoth with a beaten egg and let them rise for another hour.
Bake for 30-40 min on 160c.