Cheese & Chive Challah

15 115 160
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
1 h 30 min 25 min 24
Cheese & Chive Challah
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1 cup Partly skimmed milk, 2% M.F. (warm)
1 tsp Granulated sugar
1 packet (individual) Yeast, active dry
3 tbsp Butter, unsalted (melted)
1 1/2 tsp Salt
5 large egg Egg yolk
3 large Egg
3/4 cup shredded Fontina cheese
1/2 cup Chives (finely chopped)
2 1/4 cup Bread flour, wheat
3 cup All-purpose white flour
3 spray (about 1/3 second) Olive oil cooking spray
1 large Egg
2 tbsp Water
2 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano


Combine milk sugar and yeast in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly. Stir in butter, salt, 5 egg yolks, and 3 eggs. Stir in fontina and chives. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add bread flour and all-purpose flour to yeast mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms (dough will be sticky).

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, adding remaining 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, for 45 minutes or until doubled in size. Punch down dough; cover and let rise 50 minutes or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.)

Divide dough into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball. Roll each ball into a rope about 15 inches long. Place 3 ropes parallel to one another; braid ropes. Pinch ends together, and tuck under loaf. Repeat procedure with remaining 3 ropes. Place loaves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine 1 egg and 2 tablespoons water, stirring well with a whisk. Brush loaves gently with egg mixture. Sprinkle loaves evenly with Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until golden. Remove from baking sheet; cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 160
Calories from fat 48
Calories from saturated fat 22.4
Total Fat 5.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Sodium 197 mg
Potassium 70 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Sugars 0.9 g
Protein 6.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.1
Meat Alternative 0.2

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