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Leibys Challah


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  • 2 1/8 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 TBSPNS dry yeast
  • 1/2 TBSPN sugar
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • about 8 cups flour
  • 2 tspns salt
  • Sugar Topping
  • 1/3 flour
  • a little less than 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSPN oil


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

place warm water, yeast and all sugars in a bowl. Cover and let it sit for 10 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and knead. let rise about 2 hours. Braid and let rise another 20 minutes. In a separate bowl mix together topping ingredients until a good consistency. Brush challah with egg and sprinkle on topping.
Bake for 25 minutes at 350F.

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  • 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
  5. Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
  6. Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
  9. Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
  10. In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
  11. Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
  12. baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
  13. Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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