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Water challah


  • Author: Kelly
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 larges 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: Kosher


Delicious and fluffy water challah, ideal for your shabbat.


  • 5 lbs of flour
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 40g (1 cube) of fresh yeast – or 4 tbsp of dry yeast
  • 3 tbsp of salt
  • 5 cups of sparkling water
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • Optional: 2 eggs for brushing
  • Optional: 2 cups of oats, bran, and multi grains


  1. Dissolve yeast in sparkling water and let sit for 10 minutes
  2. In a large bowl mix sugar, honey and oil and start adding the flour, the yeast and sparkling water and the rest of the flour. Add oats and multigrains.
  3. The dough should be super easy to mix.
  4. Add the salt at the end.
  5. After 10 minutes of kneading, the dough should be super smooth.
  6. Place the dough in plastic bag and in oven turned off.
  7. After one hour, the dough should have doubled in volume.
  8. Braid and let rise one hour again.
  9. Optional: Brush with beaten eggs.
  10. Bake at 360°F for 35 to 45 minutes depending of the size of your challah.

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