Sunday, November 09, 2008

Bread Machine Challah (Egg Bread)

Bread Machine Challah (Egg Bread)
Adapted from The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook

Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Bread machine time: 3 hours

Makes 1 loaf

Ingredients: Make sure you place the ingredients in the order given. This recipe is for a medium loaf which for my bread maker means 1½ lb (680g) loaf
¾ cup water
2 large eggs
1 tbsp honey
3 tbsp vegetable oil (I used canola)
3 cups bread flour
1 tbsp gluten with vitamin C
1½ tsp salt
1¾ tsp SAF yeast or 2¼ tsp bread machine yeast (my choice)
1 tbsp poppy or sesame seeds for sprinkling

1. Place all the ingredients IN ORDER into the bread machine. Set crust to medium and program Basic cycle setting and press start. (My machine takes 3 hours).

Note: The book says to add the poppy or sesame seeds during the third rising, close the lid and allow to finish rising and baking. Unfortunately, I was going out, so I missed this step.

The loaf came out huge but perfect for sandwiches or French toast.

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