Hi everyone! Chodesh tov!
Does anyone have a challah recipe without sugar (can use honey…)? For a five pound recipe?
Why no sugar? Honey is 82% sugar, so what’s the difference?
Anyway, I make a water Challah that uses rather little sugar. I use 1 teaspoon of sugar per cup of white flour. For a 5# bag, that would be 19 teaspoons = 1/3 cup and one tablespoon.
I put the sugar in warm water with yeast for about 1/2 hour, sometimes up to an hour. By the time the yeast-water is added to the flour, much of it has already been processed by the yeast.
I am looking for a water challah recipe that tastes like the ones I used to get for Shabbos in E”Y in my seminary days. There is no challah like the ones in E”Y. Must be the wheat…
I suspect most of the wheat is imported.
OOMIS – with each extra birthday we are blessed with, the taste buds change. Maybe there was a secret ingredient.
Thanks for the tip mdg! The reason I use honey but not sugar is because honey is much more healthy than cane sugar…
Oomis – it’s sad but true, there r simply no bakeries like the ones in Israel!
The secret ingredient was avira d’Ar-ah.