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Bread machine challah

  • 200ml (7 fl oz) water
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g (2 oz) butter, melted
  • 500g (1¼ lb) plain flour
  • 1 dessertspoon dried active baking yeast
  • Place water, salt, honey, eggs, melted butter, flour and yeast into the bread machine in order given by manufacturer. Set the machine to Dough cycle and start.
  • Remove dough from the machine after first rise. Divide dough into three or four equal pieces, and roll out into snakes. Plait the snakes and tuck the ends under. Place on a greased baking tray. Allow to rise until doubled in size.
  • Bake at 180 C / Gas mark 4 for 35 to 45 minutes. Bread is done when the crust is golden brown.