>Easter Egg Challah

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Easter is this Sunday, and this is a really fun and tasty bread you can do for Easter or after. The key is to use raw eggs, if you use already hard boiled they will explode in the oven, usually this is called Greek Christmas bread or Easter bread but I used a challah recipe for it and it’s more commonly know as challah with Easter eggs in it.
Challah:
1 C warm water
1 Tbs. active dry yeast
1/2 C sugar
3 eggs
4 1/2 C flour
2 tsps. salt
4 oz butter
1 egg for glazing

2-3 raw eggs
gel dye
2 tsp vinegar
olive oil
Put yeast in warm water for a few minutes. Then add all ingredients together in a mixer bowl with a dough hook. Until tacky but not sticky. Then either put the dough the fridge over night or let sit in your oven(not on) for about an hour. Take dough out and shape. The easiest is 3 ropes and its just like braiding hair then you can go on from their. Put the dough back in the oven( not on again) for another hour. While the dough is rising dye your eggs,2 to 3 eggs can be used. Just put you favorite gel food coloring in a cup with 2 tsp vinegar and the rest water. Put eggs in for the color you would like. Then let the eggs dry. Take dough out when done and turn oven on to 350 degrees. Dip half of the egg in olive oil and press into crevice of braid continue with the rest of eggs. Brush with egg and then put in oven for 40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

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2 Comments to “>Easter Egg Challah”

  1. >These are so cute! I am going to have to make them next year!

  2. >Your braids are lovely and perfect for the holiday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend…Mary

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