Avimom's Yummy Challah

1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
3 beaten eggs
1/3 cup warm water
2 packages yeast
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 cups whole wheat flour
5-6 cups bread flour

Mix oil, salt and sugar. Stir in boiling water until dissolved. Add cold water. Dissolve yeast into 1/3 cup warm water (it may look a little lumpy). Set aside.

Add eggs, cinnamon and vanilla to mixture. Mix in dissolved yeast.

Add 2-3 cups whole wheat flour (how much whole wheat flour to add depends on your taste). Mix in 5-6 cups bread flour until dough is no longer sticky.

Let rise in a warm place 1 1/2 hour, or until doubled.

Braid challah and let rise 45 minutes.

Bake at 325 degrees until browned and bottom taps slightly hollow.

[We don't like egg brushed on top, but it could be added.]

Adapted from book "The Shabbat Seder"

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