The last time I tried to make challah I failed, because it wouldn't rise in the bread machine and just stayed kind of watery. Before I ask this, is Challah allowed to be mixed in a bread machine? If not, please give me some advice.

I can't seem to find the right recipe, and I would really like to make my own challah, since all I've been using for Shabbat kiddush etc. is just a normal loaf of bread, and it's getting frustrating. (I don't live near any Jewish people or near a kosher store that stocks challah or anything.)

Does anyone know any good recipes or just ways to do it? I'm new to bread making, but I'd like to fulfill the mitzvah to have some yummy challah for Shabbat!

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    Challah can be any type of bread. It is customary to plait it. So just use a recipe you like from the instructions for your bread machine. Experience teaches that you must be exact with the quantities you use. Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 9:06
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    I suppose it's totally off-topic, but here's my (very simple) dough recipe: 650 g flour, 325 ml water, 25 ml oil, 1 heaping tablespoon of sugar, 1 ("flat") tablespoon of salt, 25 g of fresh yeast (or read the instruction if instant). Others add different stuff, but this is the simplest one. Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 10:36
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    Another recipe with imperial units Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 10:40
  • Hi Untitled and welcome to MY! The site policy is that Jewish life questions - questions that might not be directly related to Judaism but it’s reasonable to expect someone who lives a Jewish life to have an answer to it - are entirely on-topic. As such, this is a perfectly fine question to ask here. Thank you for bringing this question here, and I hope to see you around!
    – DonielF
    Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 12:38
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    @DoubleAA I was addressing the second question. The first question I don’t think anyone thought would be a problem.
    – DonielF
    Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 14:02


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