- 1.5 kilos of plain flour (approx.)
- 1½ cups of lukewarm water
- 1 portion of fresh yeast (approx. 40g, otherwise 1 tablespoon of active dried yeast)
- 6-8 tablespoons of caster sugar (plus one more teaspoon to mix in with the yeast)
- 2 eggs (plus one more egg white for the egg wash)
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- ¼ cup of sunflower oil
- 4 different food colours
- Rolling pin
Pour the water into a bowl, add the extra teaspoon of sugar and dissolve the yeast into the water. Once bubbles start to appear on the surface of the water, pour in about a third of the flour, followed by the two eggs, the rest of the sugar, the salt and the oil. Get your hands into the dough and combine the mixture, adding flour little by little as you go, until you get a big ball of dough which doesn’t stick to your hands. Sprinkle a clean work surface with flour and knead the dough about for 5-10 minutes, adding a bit of flour if it gets too sticky again.
Separate your kneaded dough into four pieces of dough, add drops of different food colouring to each piece of dough and mix into the dough. Place each piece of coloured dough in a separate cling film covered bowl to rise for about an hour and a half or until it has doubled in size.
Roll out each dough on a lightly floured surface until they are all roughly the same size. Cut out a rectangle from two different coloured doughs and a triangle from the remaining two doughs. Cut out a handle and two Hebrew letters from the dreidel using one of the coloured doughs. Arrange the pieces on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Egg wash each section of the dreidel challah (with a few drops of the matching food colouring added to the egg white first). Bake the challah for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees C.
About the Challah Mummy
Hi! I’m Allegra and I’m the Challah Mummy! Each week in my Challah Mummy Kitchen, my two children suggest a new, fun shape and we make it out of challah. We have made fire engine challah, red London bus challah, green turtle challah, blossom tree challah and even helicopter challah. Check out our Challah designs at @challahmummy on Instagram, challahmummy.wordpress.com or the Challah Mummy Facebook Page. I also run Challah Mummy Braiding Workshops from my home in North West London to teach children and adults how to make beautiful and unusual designs out of Challah. To book your space or find out more, please email email@example.com.
November 16, 2020