Challah

  • 1 Tablespoon  poppy or sesame seeds (optional)
  • 9 1/4 Cups  flour
  • 1 Tablespoon  salt
  • eggs
  • 1/2 Cup  plus 3 tsp.
  • 1/2 Cup  sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons  active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp poppy or sesame seeds (optional)
  • 9 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tsp.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp active dry yeast
This recipe, from Claudia Roden's The Book of Jewish Food, can be used for loaves of various shapes, including the rounded ones baked for the Jewish New Year, which symbolize the cycle of life.

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