Beetroot Challah Bread Recipe

Beetroot Challah Bread Recipe

2019-02-20
4 Stars (25 Voters)
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Soft, sweet, red, beet root challah bread recipe. Really easy recipe for homemade challah bread including tutorial how to braid Challah bread. Surprise your friends and family with this beautiful colorful bread loaf.
DIFFICULTY
Medium
YIELDS
8
PREP TIME
2½ Hours
WORK TIME
25 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS
    • 4 cups (500g) all-purpose Flour
    • 1 tablespoon (10g) Instant dry yeast
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) Vegetable oil
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup (50g) Sugar
    • 1 teaspoon (6g) salt
    • 1 medium-large Beetroot (200-250g)
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) water
    • 1 Egg + 1 tbsp oil for brushing
    • Sesame seeds
DIRECTIONS

1. Peel beets and place in the food processor or blender, add 1/2 cup water and process until smooth. Set aside.

2. In a bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl, place flour, yeast, sugar, salt and mix. Make a well in the center and add egg, oil and beet puree. Knead the dough on low speed. If the dough too dry and 1-2 tablespoons water, if the dough too sticky, add 1-2 tablespoons flour. knead the dough for 6-8 minutes. The dough should be soft and smooth.

3. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, place in a warm place and let rise for 1 hour. Until doubled in size.

4. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a long rope roughly 1-inch thick. If the ropes shrink as you try to roll them, let them rest for 5 minutes to relax the gluten and then try again.

5. Braid the challah as described in the video. Place braid challah on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Cover and let rise for 40-60 minutes

6. Preheat oven to 360F (180C).

7. Gently brush with beaten egg and oil. Sprinkle sesame seeds (optional).

8.Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown on the edges. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.

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