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Apple-Honey Challah

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Apples and honey, Rosh Hashanah's symbols of a sweet new year, are perfect additions to a loaf of challah.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2009
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  • svaret
    9 DEC, 2014
    A note on this recipe --- The directions to add the active dry yeast without proofing in water is not a mistake. I have received an email from MS Customer Service (a very fast reply on their part) confirming that there is no yeast proofing stage in this recipe. However, it may be worth doing if you aren't sure that your yeast is still good!
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  • darabesque
    26 SEP, 2014
    I'm in the midst of making this recipe right now but am a bit confused - doesn't most active dry yeast require dissolution in water first ? I followed the directions and am on to the second proof, but yeast granules are still visible in my dough … wasn't sure if I should start again or not, but am going to continue on and see what happens. No one else mentioned that they had issues, but still, everything I have googled says that active dry yeast needs to be dissolved first …. will report back
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  • misshoneypenny
    11 OCT, 2011
    Really, no more difficult than regular challah - maybe easier if the braiding scares you. I was afraid kneading in the apple slices would be difficult, but it worked quite smoothly. Two notes- I needed 1/2 cup more flour- the recipe should note that you may need a little more or a little less to get the right consistency. Also, next time I will use two whole apples- plenty of room for more.
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  • JennyMcG
    9 SEP, 2010
    Sooo Good! I make it for Rosh Hashana and everyone loves it!! It is time consuming, but it's not all active time, so it doesn't bother me. I just do other things while it's rising.
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  • haimgold
    9 SEP, 2010
    Delicious -- i found it a bit time consuming. Ended up buying from AuntIdas.com. AMAZING stuffed apple challah - -and honestly easier.
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  • ZEMUNIK
    25 FEB, 2010
    GREAT RECIPE!
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