These healthy challah rolls are made with flax seeds and raisins to kick off the Jewish New Year, and what better way to wish friends, family and community members a happy, healthy, sweet New Year than to give the gift of delicious bites of health! For these, I’m using my favorite recipe. It combines whole wheat flour with white flour, and calls for raw sugar.

Consider making these round challah’s into even smaller mini-sized rolls, or make a batch of extra large rolls to give as a hostess gift. During this month of High Holidays, we customarily form our challahs into circles, which are symbolic of the cycle of the year as we begin anew.

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Wishing you all a Happy, HEALTHY New Year!

Challah Rolls
Author: Chana Scop
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 squares of dry yeast
  • 1 Cup oil
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • little more than half cup flax meal
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups warm water
  • golden raisins (optional)
  • flour to your desire: 6 white flour, 4 whole wheat flour
  1. Sprinkle yeast into warm water and add sugar and stir gently. Let sit until foamy about 5 minutes. In a mixer (or bowl) add all other ingredients except flour and stir. Add yeast mixture when foamy and stir again. Add 6 cups white flour and 4 cups whole wheat flour . (If too sticky add more of either type of flour until no longer sticky).
  2. Using a dough hook mix until dough is not sticky and bounces back when touched.
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  4. Place in a bowl and pat with a little oil, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
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  6. Shape dough and let rise another half hour. Coat with beaten egg wash (beat 1 egg to baste Challah’s) and bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes.
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Chana Scop (92 Posts)

Chana is a proud wife and mother of eight living in Mill Valley, California. She is inspired by the colors and textures of every day life and loves sharing her creative ideas with her community. Chana writes DIY projects, crafts and recipes celebrating her Jewish faith and shlichus on her blog, Chana's Art Room and is the co-director of Chabad of Mill Valley with her husband, Rabbi Hillel Scop.

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