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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.

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  • - 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


Step 1

dissolve yeast int he water and heave it for 10 min.

Step 2

add the egg, salt, olive and sugar. mix by means of a mixer.

Step 3

fold the 1,5 glass of flour and mix.

Step 4

add another 1,5 glass of flour and mix again. then add the resto of flour and raisins and knead it thoroughly.

Step 5

leave the dough for at least 1 hour to rise.

Step 6

knead the dough again and then cut it into 2 equal pieces and one of them cut into 2 pieces.

Step 7

plait that bigger one. further 2 ones plait into crowns. and sprinkle them with flakes almonds if you wish.

Step 8

let them rest once more for 30-40 min.

Step 9

bake in the oven warmed up to 190*C for about 35-40 min.

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