Bread Machine Recipe
1 cup and 1 tablespoon of water
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup honey
1/2 tablespoon salt
4 cups bread flour
1 heaping tablespoon yeast
1 slightly beaten egg yolk for glazing (Add words for glazing in ingredient list)
Frosting for Challah**
Put all ingredients in bread machine in order-listed above. Turn on dough cycle. When cycle is finished, remove and divide dough into two parts.
Grease 2 round 9-inch cake-layer pans with spray shortening.
Divide dough in half and the divide each half into 12 balls (1 ball for each of 12 Tribes of Israel).
*Place three balls in the middle of the pan; surround with 9 additional balls. Allow to rise for 1 hour. Glaze with the beaten egg yolks.
Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for about 20 minutes.
Yield: Makes two round pull-a-part challahs
Serve honey with challah during Rosh Hashanah and throughout the Jewish festival season.
* For easier shaping, grease hands before making balls.
**Frosting for Challah:
Mix 1 cup confectioners sugar with drops of orange juice until spreading consistency. With rubber spatula, gently spread on challahs shortly before serving.
Optional: garnish with raisins, dried cherries or pecans just after icing.