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No-Knead Challah Bread
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No-Knead Challah Bread

No-Knead Challah Bread is soft, rich, and so easy to make.  All you need is a bowl and a spoon to mix it up.  This bread makes the best ever Challah Bread French Toast. 
Prep Time30 mins
rise time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Jewish
Keyword: Challah Bread, No-Knead Challah Bread, vegetarian
Servings: 10
Calories: 277kcal


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  • cups all-purpose flour (541 grams)
  • 2 tsp. yeast SAF instant Gold, if use SAF Red use 3 tsp. of yeast.
  • 2 tsp salt sea salt
  • 1 tbsp honey (33 grams)
  • 3 eggs 2 whole + 1 yolk, Save the white for the egg wash.
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup water (227g) warm to 110-degrees F

Egg White Wash

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp. water


  • Add all of the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix together. (flour, yeast, salt)
    challah bread ingredients
  • Add the wet ingredients (water, honey, melted butter, eggs). Stir until flour is moistened about 1-2 minutes
  • Let rest 5 minutes and remix with the spoon.
  • Lightly oil your work surface and place dough on the work surface.
  • Do a total of 4 envelope folds five minutes apart, place the dough back in the mixing bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for 1½ hours.
    envelope fold technique
  • After 1½ hours split the dough into 4 equal parts and roll each piece into a 24-inch log.
  • Bring one end of the logs together and braid a four-strand braid as demonstrated in the video.
  • Make the egg wash by whisking together the egg white. water and sugar. and lightly wash the braided loaf with the egg wash. Cover and let rise another hour. Toward the end of the hour preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • At the end of the hour, the loaf should be puffy and almost double in size. Rewash the loaf with the egg wash one more time and bake for 30 - 40 minutes. Use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the loaf. The loaf is done when the internal temperature is 190 degrees F.



To purchase SAF gold yeast (click here) 
SAF is the only manufacture of SAF instant gold, and the smallest amount is 1 lb.  
Store Challah at room temperature for 2-3 days. Freeze in a freezer bag for up to 2 weeks.


Serving: 2slices | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 3mg