Challah Recipe with Israeli Flour!

Enjoy traditional braided Challah bread made from Organic Israel flour and other amazing ingredients from the Land!

 Yield: 2 Loaves


1½ packages active dry yeast (about 3½ teaspoons)

1 tablespoon plus ½ cup sweetener (honey or sugar) 

Use Israeli honey!

½ Cup Vegetable Oil, more for greasing bowl 

Use Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Israel!

5 Large Eggs

1 Tablespoon Salt 

Use Israeli Sea Salt!

8 to 8½ cups all-purpose flour (approx. 1 kg) 

Use Organic Israeli Flour!

Seeds for sprinkling on

Optional: Za'atar Spice from Israel


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in 1¾ cups lukewarm water.
  2. Whisk oil into yeast, then beat in 4 eggs, one at a time, with remaining sugar/honey and salt. Gradually add flour. When dough holds together, it is ready for kneading. (You can also use a mixer with a dough hook for both mixing and kneading.)
  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Grease bowl then return dough to bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, until almost doubled in size.
  4. Make 4 or 6 strands and braid the dough.
  5. Let it rise for another hour.
  6. Beat the remaining egg and brush on loaves - sprinkle with seeds
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  8. Bake in middle of oven for about 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Enjoy! Comment and let us know how it went for you!

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