Currant loaf / Challah
“Do you not know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? “
~Bible: New Testament, 1 Corinthians 5:6.
that’s right – only 250 g of yeast and I had 3 loaves of challah.
- - 25 g yeast
- - 250 ml water
- - 1 egg
- - 1/4 glass of oil
- - pinch of salt
- - 1/4 glass of sugar
- - 4.5 glass of wheat flour
- - 1/2 glass of raisins
- - optional - flaked almonds
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 120mins
Cooking time 35mins
Cost Average budget
dissolve yeast int he water and heave it for 10 min.
add the egg, salt, olive and sugar. mix by means of a mixer.
fold the 1,5 glass of flour and mix.
add another 1,5 glass of flour and mix again. then add the resto of flour and raisins and knead it thoroughly.
leave the dough for at least 1 hour to rise.
knead the dough again and then cut it into 2 equal pieces and one of them cut into 2 pieces.
plait that bigger one. further 2 ones plait into crowns. and sprinkle them with flakes almonds if you wish.
let them rest once more for 30-40 min.
bake in the oven warmed up to 190*C for about 35-40 min.