Honey Apple Challah Bread. A family favorite that is sweetened up with honey and apple chunks and braided together. Great for holidays!
Prep Time 2hours20minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 2hours45minutes
Author Kelly @ Trial and Eater
1 1/2cupswarm water
4 1/2teaspoonsquick rise yeast(2 packets)
6cupsall-purpose flour, divided
dash of salt
3large eggs(2 for dough, 1 for glazing)
3tablespoonshoney(or as needed)
Prepare the yeast by mixing in with warm water and sugar. Once yeast starts to bubble, mix in 2 cups of the flour and a dash of salt.
Let rise 1 hour or until about doubled.
Slowly add in remaining (4 cups) flour and 2 eggs, using a dough hook to knead together.
Let rise 1 more hour or until about doubled.
Take dough out of bowl and knead well, adding more flour if necessary. Divide dough into 2 balls.
Take each ball and divide again into 4 more sections, making long strips of dough for braiding. Roll each section out flat. Fill with apple chunks, drizzle the apples with honey and roll the dough into "snakes" by pinching together the dough around the apples. Then braid the sections together. (See video in post for braiding technique, or instead use 3 sections and braid normally). Dust each loaf with remaining beaten egg.