Challah | Ross Wishnick


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (35 seconds in microwave/100 degrees)
  • 1 pk yeast sprinkled on top of above
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 5 ½ to 6 cups BREAD flour 


Place sugar, warm water and yeast packet in a clean bowl

Yeast will bubble (about 10 minutes)

After above yeast is activated add

1 egg

1/3 cup oil

1/2 Tablespoon salt

Mix well

Add BREAD flour starting with 2 1/2 cups

Keep adding flour until dough is not sticky(about 3 to 3 1/2 cups total)

Knead at least 5 minutes

Spray bowl with Pam

Coat dough with Pam

Cover and allow to rise until doubles

Braid as desired

Allow for second rise after braided

Coat with egg yolk wash

Add topping

Bake on (Pam) greased sheet at 350 approx 35-40 minutes

What makes it special?

Jewish traditional braided bread

What’s Your Connection to Princeton?

Human Services Commission

Recipe shared by Ross Wishnick

Photo courtesy of “Evgeni Tcherkasski’ on the Unsplash photo site.

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