I can’t (surprisingly) find challah bread where I live…so out came my trusty bread machine to help me whip up one. :D This recipe can be found in the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking cookbook (a favorite of mine) or on the King Arthur Flour website. The bread turned out absolutely beautiful, tender, and delicious. Instead of eating the bread as is with spreads or using it for sandwiches, I had another grand plan for it…stay tuned for what I did with it. :D
6 tablespoons vegetable oil ¼ cup honey
2 extra-large eggs
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup hi-gluten whole wheat flour (bought it at my local Whole Foods) plus more if needed
1½ teaspoons salt
2½ teaspoons instant yeast
I used the dough setting on my bread machine and as it was kneading, I added more of the hi-gluten whole wheat flour as needed (in my case, an additional 3 tablespoons) to help the dough come together smoothly. My dough cycle completes in 1 hour 30 minutes but I actually let the dough rest/rise in the bread machine for another 30 minutes. After that, I proceeded according to the KAF instructions.