Sourdough Challah Bread

THE DOUGH – ▢1 package 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (I used Red Star Yeast Platinum for this recipe) – ▢1 cup warm water no more than 110°F [43°C] – ▢1 teaspoon sugar – ▢4 ½to 5 cups bread flour or 5 ½ to 6 cups bleached all-purpose flour (depending on brand of flour, you may need less or more) – ▢2 teaspoons sea salt – ▢⅓ cup sugar – ▢3 eggs – ▢¼ cup peanut corn, or canola oil – ▢1 cup sourdough discard unfed sourdough starter FOR THE EGG WASH – ▢1 egg – ▢1 tsp sugar


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Cook time: 35 min

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2 loaves



prep Time

3 hrs


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Sourdough Discard Challah Bread is fluffy, sweet and beautiful! This tender bread is made with sourdough discard and has a slight tang. Challah is a lovely bread for special occasions and also perfect for breakfast, sandwiches, and to cozy up with any soup.

what is a sourdough challah bread? This sourdough challah bread recipe is a braided yeasted bread made with sourdough discard. A challah is a traditional Jewish bread enjoyed on the sabbath and other important holidays. Since a challah is made without dairy, it is considered kosher.

sourdough tips and notes: When I make my sourdough discard recipes, I remove the jar from the refrigerator. I stir the starter together and take out 1 cup. I usually use 1/4-1 cup of the starter in my baking. For this recipe, I used a cup.


Why is my sourdough challah not rising? If your sourdough challah is not rising properly, it could be because the yeast wasn't activated correctly. Make sure to use warm water (no more than 110°F) and activate the yeast with sugar before adding the other ingredients.


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