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No Knead Challah Bread

Jamie Geller’s No Knead Challah Bread {+video}

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

A simple, no knead challah recipe that only requires 1 bowl and 1 spoon!

(Scroll down for video and full recipe.)

 

1. Combine flour, water, evoo, sugar, salt, yeast and eggs.

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

 

2. Mix until combined and then cover with lightly greased plastic wrap.

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

STIR, STIR, STIR!

 

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

ONCE FULLY MIXED, DOUGH WILL APPEAR CLUMPY. THAT’S OK!

 

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

THIS IS WHAT YOUR DOUGH WILL LOOK LIKE AFTER IT’S BEEN MIXED.

 

3. Allow mixture to sit at room temperature for 2 hours before refrigerating for up to 3 days, but for a minimum of 2 days (the flour needs that much time to form gluten strands to give the bread texture).

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

WRAP WITH PLASTIC AND SET ON THE COUNTER FOR 2 HOURS BEFORE PUTTING IN THE FRIDGE.

 

4. When you are ready to make challah, remove dough from refrigerator and braid as desired. Place braids on parchment lined baking sheets and cover with lightly greased plastic wrap.

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

DOUGH THAT’S BEEN RISING IN THE FRIDGE FOR 3 DAYS.

 

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

TURN OUT DOUGH ON TO THE COUNTER.

 

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

FORM INTO A LOG AND DIVIDE IN HALF. THEN DIVIDE EACH HALF INTO 3 (or 4) PIECES.

 

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

WE’RE GOING WITH THE SIMPLE 3 STRAND BRAID. (YOU CAN USE THE 4TH STRAND FOR A ROLL.)

 

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

 

5. Allow to rise at room temperature for 1-2 hours or up to 3 (a long rise is necessary for the dough).

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

WE USED THE 4TH STRAND TO MAKE 2 ROLLS.

 

6. Preheat oven to 350° F. Brush your challah with egg wash. Once your oven comes to temperature, brush on egg wash again.

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

BRUSH WITH EGG WASH TWO TIMES. ONCE RIGHT AFTER YOU TURN ON THE OVEN, AND ONCE AGAIN ONCE THE OVEN COMES TO TEMPERATURE.

 

7. Bake for 12 minutes, rotate the pan, and bake until 12 to 15 minutes more until golden brown and perfectly cooked.

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

READY TO TURN AFTER 12 MINUTES OF BAKING

 

Watch Jaime Geller’s video below

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No Knead Challah Bread
"This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday." Jaime Geller (from Joy of Kosher)
Yield: Two 3-strand braided challah loaves
Ingredients
For the dough:
  • 8 cups bread flour
  • 2 - 2 ½ cups lukewarm tap water (105°F)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp RED STAR Active Dry Yeast*
  • 3 large whole eggs + 1 yolk
For the egg wash:
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp water
For the topping:
  • Sesame seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add flour, 2 cups warm water, oil, sugar, salt, yeast, eggs, to large bowl. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Add additional water if needed to achieve a nice, thick, workable dough. Cover with plastic wrap. Allow mixture to sit at room temperature for 2 hours before refrigerating for up to 3 days, but for a minimum of 2 days (the flour needs that much time to form gluten strands to give the bread strength and texture.)

  2. When you are ready to make the challah, remove dough from refrigerator and braid as desired. To make a 3-strand braid, divide dough in half. Divide each half into 3 evenly-sized pieces. Roll each piece into a long log. Braid each piece, pinched ends to seal. Repeat with other half of dough. Place braided doughs on a greased baking sheet and cover. Allow to rise at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours (or until doubled in size).

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  4. Make egg wash: Whisk eggs and water together. Brush on risen challah dough. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before applying a second egg wash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional). Bake for 24 to 27 minutes, rotating baking sheet half-way through for an even crust color.

  5. Recipe created in partnership with Joy of Kosher.
Notes
* You can substitute 1 package (1/4oz, 7g) RED STAR Platinum Superior Baking Yeast for the Active Dry Yeast.
 

No Knead Challah | This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead. It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

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2 Comments
  1. Looks delicious!

  2. I want to try this! Looks beautiful!

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