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Sara Maybergs Water Challah


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Sara Maybergs Water Challah

This recipe was given to us from Neomi Gniwisch who got it from Sara Maybergs who got it from Mrs. Schwartz...


  • Ready Time : 0 min



  • 5 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 packets yeast (or 2 ounces fresh)
  • 1 bag of 5 lbs flour
  • 10 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt


Mix 5 cups warm water with 2 tablespoons sugar and 3 packets of yeast, let sit until bubbly.  Then add half a bag of 5 lbs of flour.  Don’t mix just dump it in. It will take about half and hour and will activate.

Start your mixer and add 10 tablespoons sugar, more flour as needed (pretty much the whole bag) and 2 tablespoons coarse salt.  Let it rise after.

Then braid and rise, I like to coat each strand with a little olive oil and some on the bottom. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes.


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9 Responses to Sara Maybergs Water Challah

  1. avatar says: Amy

    What kind of flour? Bread flour probably works best for bread, right?

  2. Bread flour is best. I actually got the recipe from Mrs Wuensch.

  3. avatar says: Jenny

    Does this challah freeze well?

  4. avatar says: chanie

    how many challah’s do u get from this recipe?

    and what does this mean? “It will take about half and hour and will activate.” and what kind of mixer takes 5lb of flour at one time? would love to get it.

  5. avatar says: Rivki

    Chanie, the Bosch holds 5 pounds of flour. The magic mill can take even more flour, but I found it to be very hard to use for cakes. I’ve had the magic mill, kitchen aid and bosch, so I consider myself a semi-expert :)

  6. avatar says: Soo

    No oil in this challah?? Doesn’t it come out dry?!

  7. avatar says: jbf

    can i use whole wheat flour with this recipe?

  8. avatar says: soso

    This Challah is DELICIOUS!

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