How To Make Challah Bread…

Fancy making some Challah bread over Easter?

Today I am sharing a Pyrex recipe for you to try out:

Product: Pyrex Pyrex Glass Loaf dish

Cooking time: 60-70 minutes

Serves: 6

How To Make Challah Bread:


  • 250ml water 
  • 2tbsp yeast 
  • 50g honey 
  • 10g plain vegetable oil 
  • 1 egg 2 yolks 
  • 3g salt 
  • 500g half plain and half strong bread flour 
  • A little honey and the remaining egg whites 
  • Poppy seeds 
  • Sesame seeds 


  1. Stir the yeast into warm (approx. 40°C) water and leave for 5 minutes. 
  2. Add the yeast mixture, honey, vegetable oil, salt, flour, eggs and yolks into a Pyrex glass bowl and mix for 8 mins. 
  3. Scoop out the sticky dough into a large oiled container and cover. Let it proof and rise for approximately 2 hours at room temperature (covered to prevent a skin from forming) until doubled in size. Alternatively proof overnight in the fridge – a cold dough is easier to handle. 
  4. After the first proof, knock the air out of the dough by folding it and then separate it into three equal portions. Use extra flour for dusting to form three long cylinders. Plait neatly and place the plait into an oiled Pyrex glass loaf dish, tucking the ends underneath. 
  5. Loosely cover the tin with a damp cloth and let the dough proof a second time at room temperature for one hour. 
  6. Beat the egg whites and honey together and brush the top of the risen loaf. Sprinkle poppy seeds over the loaf. 
  7. Put in a preheated 180°C oven. 
  8. After 45 minutes, brush again with the honey and egg white mixture and sprinkle sesame seeds over the loaf. 
  9. Bake for a further 15-20 minutes. 
  10. Check for a hollow sounding loaf by tapping it. Once it is done carefully remove from the loaf dish and cool on a rack.

Recipe and images recipe courtesy of Pyrex.


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  1. Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
    8th April 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Looks yummy!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!Hugs,Debbie

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th April 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Debbie 🙂

  2. Tamar SB
    8th April 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I miss challah since going GF – the best part of shabbat each weak! You can also braid it and bake on a tray!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th April 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks Tamar, it looks great braided too 🙂

  3. April J Harris
    9th April 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Love Challah Bread! What a beautiful loaf you have made, Claire!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      10th April 2017 / 6:49 am

      Thanks April, this one is a guest post from Pyrex 🙂

  4. Miz Helen
    19th March 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Your Challah Bread looks fantastic! Have a great first week of spring and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with FULL PLATE THURSDAY!Miz Helen

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th March 2018 / 8:07 am

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by 🙂

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