This is the recipe we used for the Challah bread.
Try it at home!
Challah Bread - egg-less ingredient list.
3 Cups of flour
1/4 cup plus 1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 Cup of vegetable oil
1 1/4 Cup Water
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 tsp (1 packet) to 1 Tbsp dry yeast
Optional: Maple Syrup for an egg-free shine - Barnum class used honey.
Place warm water in mixing bowl. Add yeast and 1/4 tsp sugar, mixing gently. Let yeast proof for about 10 minutes.
Add vegetable oil and mix with a wooden spoon. Add flour, sugar, and salt and beat with dough hook on a stand mixer or knead by hand.
If the dough is not holding together as a ball, add a bit more oil or water. If the dough is very sticky, add more flour. Turn the ball out onto a floured work surface and punch a few times until very smooth.
Place in oiled bowl and cover in plastic wrap or a towel. Allow to rise at least one hour, preferably more, until dough has doubled in size.
Punch down the ball in the bowl and remove. Punch out all air bubbles. Braid in your preferred method. Allow to rise 20-30 minutes. Eggless Wash: Use maple syrup or honey.
Bake at 350F / Gas Mark 4 for 25-30 minutes.