Hanukkah Star Challah

Hanukkah Star Challah

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"When invited to a Hanukkah dinner, I thought of making something appropriate. Finally we decided on a Challah bread shaped as a 6-pointed Star of David."

Ingredients

2 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 185 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 256 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place 1 cup of water, eggs, salt, sugar, bread flour, and yeast into the pan of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the Dough setting, and start the machine.
  2. When cycle is completed, remove dough from the machine, and set onto a floured work surface for 15 minutes to rest. Cover dough with a towel or large bowl to prevent drying out.
  3. Knead the dough several times, and cut into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece out into a rope about 10 inches long and 1 inch in diameter.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay 3 ropes of bread onto the prepared baking sheet, and pinch ropes together firmly at the ends to form a pointed triangle. Weave 3 more ropes over and underneath each point of the first triangle to make a second, interwoven triangle. Pinch it closed tightly at the edges to make a 6-pointed star. Set the baking sheet in a warm place, and allow to rise until doubled, 30 to 45 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Whisk egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of water, and brush the mixture over the loaf; sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the challah is shiny, golden brown, and sounds hollow when tapped, about 35 minutes.
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I love making Challah in different shapes and different styles of braids, so of course this recipe caught my eye. I never realized how easy it is to form a Star of David! This dough was relati...