#6 Learn to Bake Magnificent Challah Bread
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#6 Learn to Bake Magnificent Challah Bread

Baking Sourdough Challah or Traditional Challah Bread - It's Magnificent!
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Created by Teresa L Greenway
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 articles
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn to bake various types of Challah, yeasted, hybrid and sourdough.
  • Discover a special technique for making bread really soft.
  • Watch a professional baker demonstrate many various braiding techniques.
  • Make a sourdough Challah and find out how to handle the wild yeast in enriched dough.
  • Bake up the most magnificent dessert Challah you've ever seen!
  • Learn to make Challah with and without milk products.
  • Use a mixer or mix dough by hand, both techniques are demonstrated.
  • Be amazed at the many various ways of braiding and plaiting Challah.
  • Enjoy several downloadable formulas/recipes and variations for Challah.
  • Learn to braid a Challah from one strand all the way to seven strands!
  • An understanding of basic kitchen skills is necessary, ie, how to bake, mix dough, chop ingredients, etc
  • You will learn how to make your own sourdough in this course, so obtaining one, although nice, isn't necessary.
  • A basic kitchen scale that does metric is essential for this course.
  • You will need to bring your enthusiasm....
  • Doughs can be mixed either using a mixer or by hand.

Challah, magnificent Challah! This sweet bread is loved and enjoyed by millions the world over. In this course you will learn to bake three various types of Challah:

  • Commercially yeasted Challah (A dessert Challah)
  • Hybrid (a mix of yeasted and sourdough)
  • Sourdough Challah

The formulas will also have variations using different ingredients and methods. The two methods are to mix with a dough mixer and to mix by hand.

The variations will contain different ingredients or dough formulas with changes for milk/non milk, butter/oil, sugar/honey, different egg washes and various toppings.

You will also see professional baker Andrew Meltzer as he demonstrates how to braid different styles of Challahs from one single braid all the way to seven braids and a six pointed star Challah!

Join me, learn to bake your own magnificent Challah and see why so many people love Challah!

Who this course is for:
  • Any baker who knows their way around a kitchen can bake magnificent Challah.
Course content
Expand all 58 lectures 03:45:28
+ Welcome to Magnificent Challah!
4 lectures 04:12

Hello and welcome to the course, "Magnificent Challah!" Find out what is going to happen in the course and what to expect. It's so nice that you joined me!

Preview 02:26

Resource links for Challah sites online.

Historical and Traditional Challah Customs

A word about the Challah in this course.

About the Challah in this Course

See how to find and download any pdf files for formulas or e-books etc.

How to Download a Pdf File
+ Quick Start - Magnificent Dessert Challah
12 lectures 41:21

Bake up this dessert Challah in one day. Start in the morning and serve it for dinner dessert!

Quick Start Dessert Challah

This is the formula to printout and follow for making up the Toffee Chocolate Dessert Challah.

Toffee Chocolate Filled Dessert Challah - Yeasted Formula

Let's mix up the dough for a super magnificent dessert Challah. This Challah is a yeasted bread and is filled with toffee candy and chocolate for a scrumptious showy dessert.

Toffee Chocolate Dessert Challah - Mix up the Dough!

Bulk ferment is the first ferment after the dough is mixed. Bulk ferment your Challah dough in a warm place.

Toffee Chocolate Dessert Challah - Bulk Ferment

Let's prepare the filling for our dessert Challah. It's time to chop some candy bars and chocolate chips!

Toffee Chocolate Dessert Challah - Prepare the Filling

See how to fold dough and then finish up the bulk ferment for this lovely dough.

Toffee Chocolate Dessert Challah - Fold the Dough and Finish Bulk Ferment

This is so much fun. Roll out and the strands of the dessert Challah.

Toffee Chocolate Dessert Challah - Roll out the Strands

Let's roll up the strands with chopped up toffee and chocolate.

Toffee Chocolate Dessert Challah - Fill the Strands with Goodies!

Watch how to braid a round Challah. It's fun and easy!

Preview 04:50

Make up your egg wash and then final proof your dough. Final proof is the time the dough raises just before baking.

Toffee Chocolate Dessert Challah - Egg Wash and Final Proof

Pre-heat your oven and bake your beautiful dessert Challah.

Toffee Chocolate Dessert Challah - Bake the Challah!

See the finished Toffee Chocolate dessert Challah and watch me slice it open... and sample it! Yum!

Preview 01:33
+ Sourdough Starter Basics
2 lectures 01:12

Access a link on Youtube for a fourteen day by day tutorial on making your own starter - see it! Also download a 32 page e-book called "Make Your Own Sourdough Starter," to help you make and care for your sourdough starter.

Preview 00:32

If you need to find out more about sourdough baking basics, there is a discount coupon in this lecture so you can take a beginning course which covers the basics.

More About Sourdough Baking Basics
+ Make a 60% Hydration Motherdough Pre-Ferment
2 lectures 06:41

This is the formula to make a 60% hydration motherdough pre-ferment. This is a downloadable resource.

60% Motherdough Pre-Ferment Formula

In this lecture see how to make and feed a motherdough pre-ferment.

Preview 05:38
+ Hybrid Challah made with Sourdough and Commercial Yeast.
11 lectures 44:58

This is the formula for Sunrise Challah. There is also a printable pdf version of this formula available as a download.

Sunrise Challah Hybrid -The Formula

Let's start by mixing our hybrid Challah dough using both a sourdough motherdough and some commercial yeast.

Sunrise Challah Hybrid - Mixing the Dough 1

After the dough rests, let's finish our mixing.

Sunrise Challah Hybrid - Mixing the Dough 2

I't time to bulk ferment the dough. Bulk ferment is the first ferment of the dough after mixing.

Sunrise Challah Hybrid - Bulk Ferment

The Challah strands need a pre-shaping, not only for strength, but it makes it easier to form the final strands.

Sunrise Challah Hybrid - Pre-Shaping the Strands

Let's shape the bottom Challah first.

Sunrise Challah Hybrid - Shape a Four Stranded Challah for the Bottom.

The top of this double decker Challah is a three strand braid. Let's make it!

Sunrise Challah Hybrid - Shape a Three Stranded Challah for the Top.

Let's put the top and bottom Challah together and see our magnificent creation!

Preview 02:35

This Challah needs one more proof (final fermentation time) and an egg wash before baking.

Sunrise Challah Hybrid - Final Proof and Egg Wash.

It's time to bake our magnificent Double Decker Challah! Won't your family be amazed!

Sunrise Challah Hybrid - Time to Bake Challah!

See the finished Double Decker Challah then watch me slice it... and eat some!

Preview 03:02

Fun Quiz about Challah

Challah Quiz
3 questions
+ Soft Sourdough Honey Challah
13 lectures 50:52

This is the formula for Soft Challah. It is an unusual way of making a Challah but it results in a soft, sweet Challah that family and friends will rave about.

Soft Sourdough Honey Challah - The Formula

This soft sourdough Challah uses scalded flour in the formula, see how to make the scalded flour in this lecture.

Soft Sourdough Honey Challah - Scald the Flour for a Soft Dough

After the flour is scalded, add the rest of the wet ingredients.

Soft Sourdough Honey Challah - Add the Rest of the Wet Ingredients.

Now that the wet ingredients are ready, let's make the dough!

Soft Sourdough Honey Challah - Make the Dough

It's time to bulk ferment and fold the dough for gluten development.

Soft Sourdough Honey Challah - Bulk Ferment and Folding

Pre-shape the Challah strands.

Soft Sourdough Honey Challah- Pre-Shaping the Strands

Shape your Challah strands into nice tapered ropes.

Soft Sourdough Honey Challah - Final Shaping the Strands

Watch how to braid/plait a six stranded Challah.

Preview 05:00

It's time to let the Challah raise for the last time before baking. Let's give it an egg wash first!

Soft Sourdough Honey Challah- Final Proof and Egg Wash

It's time to bake our lovely sourdough Challah!

Soft Sourdough Honey Challah- Baking Challah

See the finished loaf and watch me slice into it. Of course with Challah, you can also pull apart the warm pieces and eat it with fresh butter!

Soft Sourdough Honey Challah- Finished Challah - Let's Slice it!

Watch as I roll out and braid a more narrow six stranded Challah. This is a variation of the more plump stranded Challah.

Preview 07:55

This is an additional formula for an overnight sourdough sponge Challah.

Overnight Sourdough Sponge Challah
+ Mastering Challah Braiding
10 lectures 01:11:36

Meet professional baker Andrew Meltzer who will show you various ways to braid Challah.

Introduction to Andrew Meltzer

Andrew starts off the class with an introduction (he made a whole wheat dough for the class because it was at a "Wheat" conference, but he doesn't like to use whole wheat for making Challah. He demonstrates how to make a one standed Challah braid.

Introduction and Demonstration of the One Stranded Braid.

Andrew demonstrates how to braid with just two strands.

Demonstration of a Two Stranded Braid.

You can actually learn something new about how to braid a three stranded Challah.

Demonstration of a Three Stranded Braid.

It's amazing that there are so many ways to braid Challah! See two different ways to braid a four stranded Challah.

Watch Two Different Ways to Braid a Four Stranded Challah.

Andrew demonstrates how to braid with five strands using a rope and then dough.

A Five Stranded Braid is Demonstrated.

See Andrew demonstrate how to do the classic six stranded Challah braid.

Demonstration of a Six Stranded Braid.

This is a really beautiful round Challah shape. It is woven and then folded under itself.

Preview 05:22

See a six pointed star shaped Challah with 18 strands braided and assembled.

18 Strands, Six Braids, a Six Pointed Star Challah! Wow!

A seven stranded Challah is a bit unusual, see it demonstrated in this video.

Demonstration of a Seven Stranded Braid.
What Do You Know About Challah?
3 questions
+ Challah's from Test Bakers
1 lecture 01:32

This lecture contains photos of the beautiful Challah baked by the women who tested the formulas for this course. I am deeply grateful to them for their labor of love and I wish to give them credit for the invaluable assistance and magnificent Challah breads they baked.

Preview 01:32
+ Completion and Bonus Section
3 lectures 03:02

Find discount coupons to my other sourdough baking courses on Udemy and other special offers in this bonus lecture. Also there are links to find me online.

Bonus Lecture with Special Offers

In this lecture find easy access to all of the formulas and downloads of the course.

Find all the Downloads of the Course in this Lecture.

Thank you so much for joining me for this course, "Learn to Bake Magnificent Challah." I hope you've enjoyed baking fun new Challah's and found interesting ways to braid your next Challah. Good bye!

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