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Honey Almond Challah Bread Recipe: Sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods



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Honey Almond Challah Bread Recipe
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • Bread
  • ¾ Cup – Bob’s Red Mill Natural Almond Meal
  • ½ Cup – Sugar
  • 1 Cup – 2% or Whole Milk
  • 4.5 Tsp – Active Dry Yeast (Equals 2 Packets)
  • ½ Cup – Honey
  • 4 – Egg Yolks
  • 5 Cups – All Purpose Flour (Sifted)
  • 2 Sticks – Unsalted Butter (Equals 16 TBSP)
  • Egg Wash
  • 1 – Egg Yolk
  • 1 Tsp – Milk
  • 1 Tsp – Honey
  • 2 TBSP – Slivered Almonds
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar and almond meal by whisking.
  2. Heat milk to 100 F Degrees.
  3. Add yeast to top of sugar and almond mixture. Do NOT stir in.
  4. Pour milk over mixture and yeast. Allow to foam for approximately 15 minutes.
  5. Whisk in melted butter, honey, and egg yolks until combined.
  6. Slowly add in flour one cup at a time until 4.5 cups have been added. Thoroughly combine between each addition of flour. (Easiest to use a stand mixer with a dough hook.)
  7. When dough has become sticky, turn out onto counter and finish incorporating the ½ cup of leftover flour by kneeding.
  8. Place dough into a well greased bowl. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rise in a warm spot 3-4 hours. Dough should double in size.
  9. Once doubled, punch dough down, and set aside while prepping your work area.
  10. Turn dough out onto work surface and divide into three equal parts.
  11. Roll each part into a 2ft+ long ropes.
  12. Press 3 ends together and make a tight braid.
  13. Wrap the braid around itself to form a ball, and close ends by pressing together.
  14. Cover, and allow to rise another hour.
  15. In the meantime, preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  16. Mix your egg wash ingredients together with a whisk.
  17. Place dough on non-stick baking sheet, or wax paper.
  18. Brush egg wash over entire surface and sides.
  19. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  20. Bake for 50-55 minutes. (Gas oven.)
  21. Serve warm with additional honey.

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Bob’s Red Mill sponsored two of our recipes this month as part of the Blogger Recipe Challenge. We were provided with a variety of nut flours and meals to use at our discretion including natural Almond Meal, Almond Meal/Flour, Hazelnut Meal/Flour and Coconut Flour. We opted to try a recipe we’ve never made before, and went with a Honey Almond Challah bread.

Also never having worked with Bob’s Red Mill before we weren’t exactly sure what to expect with nut flours and meals. We were pleased to find that they were easy to work with, added a great flavor complex, and that the Natural Almond Meal not only added a nice darker color to our dough due to the almonds being ground with the skins intact, but the meal is also Gluten Free. Not that we have issues with gluten, but we have several friends that do, and imagine this would probably be a fantastic gluten substitute. Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal can also be purchased through Amazon.

We’re thinking for our second recipe this month we’ll be experimenting with the hazelnut flour/meal. Perhaps some sort of chocolate hazelnut pastry? Hmmm….

 

Rebekah (Editor)

About Rebekah (Editor)

Rebekah spent much of her childhood on the coast of Maine where she cultivated her affinity for local seafood. Her lust for traveling extended beyond her New England borders and so she spent time traveling to Nepal, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and various parts of the U.S. before taking up blogging and spawn rearing as her full time gig. A transplant into the DC Metro Area, she has a newfound enthusiasm for gastronomy, and finding the best indulgences in the District. Rebekah's photographs and writing have been published by various media outlets, however her love of adventure would find her constantly on the go exploring new places and cuisine.


25 thoughts on “Honey Almond Challah Bread Recipe: Sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods

  1. I am so going to make this. I bake challah but have never seen this recipe … yum!!! Can’t wait to try it.

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