Favorite Challah- Fast Rise-Kitchenaid

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 30m
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"Excellent Recipe - well loved by all. The ONLY recipe I use. This recipe makes 2 challahs so I often have an extra for a neighbor ( makes very good neighbors!). You can also make 1 large challah that takes longer to bake but comes out just as well. You can use regular yeast and this recipe will turn out just fine; the rising may take a bit longer. Make with the kitchenaid."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (174.1 g)
  • Calories 523.7
  • Total Fat - 23.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 55.3 mg
  • Sodium - 644.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 72.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.4 g
  • Sugars - 18.1 g
  • Protein - 11.9 g
  • Calcium - 41.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In the kitchenaid bowl, place yeast, 3/4 cup flour, 2 Tb sugar and 3/4 cup warm water. Mix thouroughly. Allow to sit for approx 15 minutes until puffy.

Step 2

Next, using the dough hook, add slowly lightly beaten eggs, sugar, salt, honey, oil and the remaining flour. Mix until a soft dough is formed which is smooth and elastic. Do not over-knead; you want a soft dough, even on the slightly sticky side is ok.

Step 3

Remove dough ball and place into a well-oiled bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled and very light. Can take up to 2 hours, or more.; usually less.

Step 4

Alternatively, you can put the dough in the refrigerator either early in the day or the night before. This rise will take much longer, but its often a convenient step if you want to start your bread before work or the night before.

Step 5

After dough is risen, divide into 2 portions. ( you can also make one large loaf instead). Divide each portion into 3 strands and braid. Prepare baking sheets with parchment or silpat sheet. Place each braided loaf onto the sheet. I can usually fit both loaves onto one sheet. Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick spray so that it doesn't stick. Allow the loaves to rise until doubled or tripled in size ( can take up to 1 1/2 hours)

Step 6

Approx 30 minutes before baking, preheat oven to 350F.

Step 7

Beat remaining egg yolk and brush onto braids.

Step 8

Bake 20-30 minutes for 2 loaves. Bake 30-40 for 1 large loaf. The bread should be browned and hollow.


  • Kitchenaid mixer
  • Parchment paper or silpat

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