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Stand Mixer Challah Dough

After posting the recipe & YouTube Video for Apple Cinnamon Challah, I received many requests for the recipe that I use to make my  challah dough.  I have been making challah in the bread machine for over 15 years and I love the results.  This recipe is available at

More recently, however, I experimented with making the dough in a stand mixer equipped with a dough hook and was extremely pleased.  Of course, the tip on how to adjust a bread machine recipe for the stand mixer came from my hero, Norene Gilletz, in her book Norene’s Healthy Kitchen.  ( Worth checking out, along with all her others, which is why I provided you with the link!)

So…without further ado, here it is:

Stand Mixer Challah Dough

1 1/4 tsp instant yeast
2 1/2  c. flour
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp canola oil
1 egg, beaten
3/4 c. water

For the ‘glaze’
1 egg yolk
1-2 Tbsp water
Sesame Seeds

  • Place yeast, flour, salt & sugar (in that order) into bowl of stand mixer fitted with dough hook
  • Mix all together on low speed for two minutes
  • Add remaining ingredients ( except those for the glaze) and mix on low speed for an additional two minutes
  • Increase to medium speed (if using a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, use speed #2 – consult your machine’s guide as to maximum speed for yeast dough)
  • Mix for another 6-8 minutes, until dough is smooth & elastic
  • Form into a dough ball and place into a large, greased bowl.
  • Cover and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume (approx. 1.5 – 2 hours)

To make challah:

  • Punch down & shape as desired.
  • Cover with a tea towel and allow to rise 20-30 minutes
  • Mix egg & water for glaze
  • Brush top of dough with glaze
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds ( optional)
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven


Do you have an easy recipe for challah dough?  Please share!

Happy baking!


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1 Comment

  1. Love the blog, love the recipes, but watching the BT vid only to have to watch the apple-cin. challah vid only to have to come here and then only to have to click on the PDF link to finally get the original challah recipe was a bit much. Please add all relevant links to each of these elements or figure out a way for those less determined than me to get to your initial recipe.
    Thanks, and Shana Tova!

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