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8-Plait Challah

Plaited Challah Loaf

Sweet Melissa, Recipe from Kitchn
An enriched bread that is perfect for a fancier french toast or just as good slice of regular toast with some butter.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Proofing Time 3 hrs
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Servings 1 loaf


  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 2 Tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Egg Yolk (Save White for Egg Wash)
  • ¼ Cup Avocado Oil


  • Put warm water in your stand mixer bowl. Mix in sugar and yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy. Using dough hook, add the rest of the ingredients and mix together until combined. The dough should be a bit sticky.
  • Take out of bowl and hand knead for about 6 minutes. You can add a bit more flour so it’s less sticky. After kneading, place in a large greased bowl and cover let rise in a warm place for 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size. 
  • After it rises, cut the dough into 8 equal portions and roll out into 16″ strands. Combine the tops and braid together. Transfer onto baking sheet with parchment paper. Let rise another hour covered in a warm place.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix the egg white with a little bit of water and brush onto loaf. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. You should be able to knock on the bread and it’ll sound hollow.
Keyword Plaited Loaf, Yeasted Bread