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       Title: Classic Challa
  Categories: Breads, Ethnic
       Yield: 1 servings
  
            -ELAINE RADIS BGMB90B               7 c  Flour
       2 pk Dry yeast                           3 ea Eggs
   1 3/4 c  -Warm water                       1/2 c  Oil
     1/8 c  Sugar                                    Poppy seeds; or
     3/4 tb Salt                                     -Sesame Seeds
  
   Disolve Yeast in warm water in large bowl.When dissolved,add sugar,salt and
   HALF the flour.Mix well.Add eggs and oil,then slowly stir in most of
   remaining flour.Dough will be quite heavy,add a little water and beat until
   dough starts to pull away from sides of bowl.Turn out onto well floured
   surface and knead for about 10 min.Add only enough flour to keep dough
   manageable,knead until dough is smooth and elastic.Place dough in large
   oiled bowl,turn so top gets oiled also.Cover with damp towel and let rise
   in warm place for abt. 2 hours,punching down every 20 minutes.Divide dough
   into three parts,shape into loaves (or twist),place in well greased loaf
   pans or baking sheets.Let rise until double in bulk.Preheat oven to 375
   degr.F.Brush tops of loaves with beaten Egg and sprinkle with seeds.Bake
   for 30 to 45 minutes; or until brown.Remove from oven and cool on rack.
  
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