Vegan Challah Bread

Vegan challah bread is a delicious treat that can be served during the holidays or any time you want a really good bread.
Vegan challah bread is a delicious treat that can be served during the holidays or any time you want a really good bread.

Vegan Challah Bread

Yields 1 loaf

Ingredients:

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  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
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  • 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons very warm water
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  • 5 teaspoons yeast
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  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
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  • 1 tablespoon salt
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  • 5 to 7 cups all-purpose flour, divided
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  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions:

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  1. In a small bowl, mix together flax and 3 tablespoons water. Set aside.
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  3. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups water with yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar. Set aside for 5 to 7 minutes until the yeast gets bubbly.
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  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining sugar, salt and 2 cups flour. Add flour mixture to the yeast mixture and stir to combine.
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  7. Add flax mixture, oil, and 3 cups flour, continuing to mix until mixture forms a tacky dough. Add more flour if dough is wet or sticky.
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  9. Dump dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes.
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  11. Oil a large bowl and place dough in the bowl, turning to coat. Cover bowl and set it aside in a warm, draft-free place. Let dough rise for 1 hour.
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  13. Use your fist to punch the dough down. Dump onto the lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes.
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  15. Divide the dough in half and split each half into three even portions. Roll portions into long even ropes. Make 2 braided loaves, 3 strands per loaf.
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  17. Transfer loaves to a baking sheet lined with parchment. Allow dough to rise for 1 hour.
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  19. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
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  21. Bake for 20 minutes or until bread is baked through and lightly browned.
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  23. Let bread cool slightly before serving.

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