Iron-Enriched Challah Bread – Lucky Iron Fish

Iron-Enriched Challah Bread

Challah may not be a traditional Hannukah food, but our pun-loving heart couldn't resist this one!

We want to wish a very Happy Hannukah to all the families celebrating. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a joyful new year. ⁠

As always, we are here to share how you can make your favourite dishes high-iron by simply adding in Lucky Iron ⁠Fish/Leaf in the recipe! ⁠

IRON-ENRICHED CHALLAH BREAD ⤵️⤵️⤵️⁠

4¼ cups all-purpose flour⁠
1 tbsp instant yeast ⁠
2 tsp salt⁠
¾ cup lukewarm #LuckyIronWater
6 tbsp vegetable oil⁠
6 tbsp sugar⁠
3 eggs, at room temperature⁠
1 egg yolk, at room temperature⁠

1️⃣ Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 2-3 drops of lemon juice and your Lucky Iron Fish or Leaf and continue boiling fo 10 minutes. Your Lucky Iron Water is ready. We will only be needing ¾ cup for this recipe, but you can use the rest in other dishes or drink it as is. ⁠

2️⃣ In a large bowl, mix the yeast, water and 2 tbsp of sugar. Let it stand for 10 minutes till its foamy. ⁠

3️⃣ In the meantime, whisk together the eggs, salt, oil and remaining sugar. (Leave the egg yolk for later!) ⁠

4️⃣ Once the yeast mixture is nice and foamy, add in the flour as well as the egg mixture. Gently knead for ~10 minutes until you have an elastic dough. ⁠

5️⃣ Coat the dough with a little bit of oil. Then cover the bowl with a towel and let it sit in a warm place for 60-90 minutes. It should double in size by then. ⁠

6️⃣ Toss the dough on a lightly floured surface and divide into 4 equal portions. Roll each piece out till it looks like a thick rope. ⁠

7️⃣ We would try and explain how to braid the dough but it will seriously be easier if you just look up a video on this 😅⁠

8️⃣ Transfer the braided loaf onto a baking tray lined with parchment. Cover the loaf and let rise again for another hour. ⁠

9️⃣ Whisk the egg yolk and brush it onto the loaf. Sprinkle sesame or poppy seeds if you want! ⁠

🔟 Bake on the middle rack @ 350 for 30 minutes. (You can place another baking tray under the one with the loaf to prevent any burning at the bottom!). ⁠

There you have it!!! Iron-Enriched Challah Bread for everyone to feast over! 😍 ⁠

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