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Challah Just Like Mom Made

Ima's Challah

This blogger swears by her mother’s Challah recipe—a traditional base that’s amped up with a mix of whole wheat flour and even a dash of cardamom. Perfect for French toast!

What You’ll Need

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  • warm water, divided  ( 1 cup )
  • sugar, divided  ( 1 cup plus 2 teaspoons )
  • instant (powdered) yeast  ( 2 tablespoons )
  • flour — either all white or half white whole wheat  ( 6 cups )
  • salt  ( 2 teaspoons )
  • mild honey, plus an extra tablespoon for eggwash, if desired  ( 1/4 cup )
  • flavorless vegetable or canola oil  ( 2/3 cups )
  • eggs, plus one yolk for eggwash, if desired  ( 4 )
  • ground cardamom, optional  ( 1 pinch )
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