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Tri-Color Challah

Tri-Color Challah


Tri-Color Challah

Food; Eating

Dough Ingredients:

  • 300 grams (10 oz.) flour
  • 1 tsp. yeast
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 2/3 cup water


  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach leaves
  • 1 egg
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Mix the flour, yeast, salt, brown sugar, eggs, oil and water. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Brush the dough with oil, cover with a towel and put the bowl in a warm place. Let the dough rise for approximately 1 hour.
  2. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces.
  3. Leave one piece plain. This will be your white strand.
  4. Knead the paprika into one piece. This will be your red strand.
  5. Soak the spinach in water with 1 tsp. salt. Drain and puree. Add the spinach puree to the third piece of dough. This will be your green strand.
  6. Roll each piece of dough out to the same length strand. Braid.
  7. Place the braided loaf on a parchment-paper lined baking tray, cover with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
  8. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  9. Bake at 375°F / 190°C for 30 minutes. Cool, then slice and serve.
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Sorah November 20, 2017

Can this tri color thing he done with any challah recipe? Or it needs this one specifically Reply

Jane September 5, 2017

Something is way off on this recipe. Using those measurements, I was left with something like pancake batter, runny and not at all kneadable. :( Reply

Sarah California November 12, 2017
in response to Jane:

Salem happened to me and I️ just kept adding flour little by little till it was the right consistency .... i think they may have messed up in the “10 oz flour” part ... more like 30 oz ... Reply

Jane November 20, 2017
in response to Sarah :

Exactly. Wish I had the right measurements for everything.

Jodi Allen TX May 18, 2017

Is the amount of flour correct now? 10 oz 's I want to make this tomorrow but want to make sure I have the correct amount of flour. Reply Staff August 3, 2017
in response to Jodi:

Hi Jodi. Yes, that's correct. It's a small recipe. Reply Staff March 24, 2017

challah you are correct, thank you, we have amended the text to read correctly. Reply

Pearl Shifer Brooklyn March 23, 2017

I had the same question Reply

Anonymous New York March 22, 2017

I don't think there's enough flour here to take challah with a bracha. Is the video correct? Reply

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