While browsing through my recipe book, I came across a bread that I made a while ago that I absolutely loved. I haven’t been making as many breads lately because of time constraint, but today was an exception. That meant time to make this gorgeous apple honey challah! This is honestly one of my favorite breads and one that you must make immediately!
Apple honey challah
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrates 47g
Dietary Fiber 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 3/4 cup warm water (100-110 degrees F)
- 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter plus more for bowl, pan and plastic
- 3 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour, plus more for surface
- 2/3 cup honey, divided
- 2 large eggs plus 3 large egg yolks
- 2 tsp coarse salt
- 1 1/2 tart green apples, preferably Granny Smith, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices (about 1 3/4 cups)
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For complete recipe visit Martha Stewart
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
This bread is relatively easy to make; it only takes a long time because you’re waiting for it to rise.
I made the dough from start to finish in my mixer, using the dough hook to knead the bread. The dough will be very sticky but don’t add any more flour or else the bread will end up dry. If your kitchen is not warm enough you can always turn on your laundry dryer machine for ten minutes, turn off, then put in your dough!
After adding in your apples, rise again for 1 hour. You will notice that the bread deflates because you have to knead in the apples, but that’s what the second proofing time is for!
When it’s time to coil the dough into circle, don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect. Mine was far from it but still came out nicely out of the oven.
Watch your oven when baking the bread. I took mine out after 32 minutes but I actually wish I took it out sooner. It was a hair darker than I would have liked. How long the bread takes depends on how strong your oven is. I advise you to turn your bread after 15 minutes and check on it at 30 minutes.
Finish with a final coat of honey butter and your bread is done! This bread is not only gorgeous, it smells insanely wonderful and the taste matches up! The challah is moist, sweet from the honey yet has accents of tartness from the apples. The bread is quite large which is great since you know it will be gone very quickly! So darn delicious!