Heavenly Challah

Portions:
32

Serving Size:
1 piece (2 ounces)

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis

Ingredients

  • 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dry baker's yeast
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 large egg

Preparation

  1. Place the flour, yeast, sugar, water and oil in a large bowl and mix together. Knead the dough. When a ball is formed add the salt. Place the dough on a floured surface and continue kneading for 10 minutes, until dough is smooth and soft and not sticky.
  2. Coat the bowl and dough with 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil. Cover the bowl and set it in a warm place until the dough doubles in volume (1 to 2 hours).
  3. Knead risen dough for a few minutes. Divide the dough into 12 pieces and roll each piece into a strand to be braided, approximately 10" to 12" in length.
  4. Braid 3 of the rolled dough strips together to form the challah. Repeat with remaining dough strips to make 4 challahs.
  5. Place challahs on a baking sheet or in a baking pan, cover and let the dough rise again, approximately 40 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350º F. Brush each challah with beaten egg. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until the challahs turn golden brown. Remove challahs from the oven and from baking pan and cool on a wire rack.

Helpful hints

  • Divide each challah into 8 portions for a total of 32 portions for the 4 loaves.
  • Sprinkle poppy or sesame seeds on top before baking if desired.
  • Check YouTube for online videos with instructions on braiding and shaping the challahs.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 144

Protein 3 g

Carbohydrates 24 g

Fat 4 g

Cholesterol 6 mg

Sodium 149 mg

Potassium 39 mg

Phosphorus 37 mg

Calcium 6 mg

Fiber 0.9 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

1-1/2

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