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Apple Honey Challah

Preparation

STEP 1

In a large bowl or stand mixer with a dough hook, combine the whole bag of Pereg Challah Mix and 2 ¼ cups water. Mix by hand or on medium speed for 7-10 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic (if still sticky need to knead longer.) Let dough rest for 15 minutes.

STEP 2

Punch down dough and knead again for 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a greased bowl and let rise for 15 minutes.

STEP 3

Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and roll each into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap or damp towel and allow to rise for another 15 minutes.

STEP 4

Dice the 3 granny smith apples into 1/8” to ¼” cubes and toss in lemon juice, 3 Tbsp of honey, and 4 Tbsp of cinnamon, set aside.

STEP 5

Start with 1 of the prepared balls of dough, keeping the remaining balls covered with a damp towel. Roll the ball into a long rope, on a lightly greased surface flatten into a 26 x 4” rectangle. Fill center of rectangle with 1 to 1 ½ cup of apple mixture then wrap sides up to enclose the apple filling in the center, pinching the edges as you go. (Don’t worry if the dough rips a little, just press the apple filling back inside and pinch dough together.) Carefully set the filled roll aside.

STEP 6

Repeat process to fill the remaining 3 balls of dough with apple mixture, trying to keep them all the same length. Once you have all 4 strands of challah filled with apple filling take 2 and align the seams together and twist them into a spiral forming a beehive - like round loaf. Repeat the process to form the second loaf. Carefully place the challahs on parchment lined baking sheets. Let rest for 10 minute.

STEP 7

Preheat oven to 350°F.

STEP 8

In a small bowl whisk 1 egg with 1 Tbsp of water and brush over the challah loaves.

STEP 9

Bake on middle rack for 35-45 minutes, or until the challah has a nice golden-brown crust.

STEP 10

In a small bowl whisk remaining 1 Tbsp honey with 1 Tbsp warm water and brush over the challah fresh from the oven.

STEP 11

Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool before enjoying.

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Ingredients

  • 1 bag of Pereg Best for Challah Flour purchase
  • 2 ¼ cups water
  • 3 granny smith apples, diced into 1/8 to ¼” cubes (about 5 cups)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 Tbsp Pereg Ground Cinnamon purchase
  • 4 Tbsp Honey, divided
  • 1 egg