Every Friday in addition to the Sabbath Candles, I light a memorial candle, for those I love and are no longer with us - Ilan & Safta Rose. Both passed away in the past year. I miss them.
2 Tbs. yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1 Tbs. sugar
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. salt
6-7 cups flour
Knead all the ingredients until you get a nice soft dough.
Cover with a damp towel and let rise - approx. an hour to an hour and a half.
Knead once more to let out the air.
Make six ropes (for two challas) and braid 3 for each challah.
Brush with egg was and sprinkle with your choice of poppy seeds or sesame seeds.
Cover once again and let rise for approx. 30 minutes,
Preheat oven to medium heat (170C) and bake for 25-35 minutes - till golden.
Shabbat Shalom, my friends.