How to Braid a 6 Braid Challah Bread - My 1st Video! :)

I decided to wade into the video world. On Saturday Leanne was making some delicious soup for our dinner and I decided challah bread would go great with it.

So my first video is on how to braid a 6 braid challah loaf. In the video I do not show how to make the bread itself. (if you'd like a bread making video.. let me know.. ;)

I've posted the recipe below so you can make this bread as well.

I enjoyed making the video and would like to do more of them, if anyone would be interested. If you have something you would like to see me do a video on, please let me know!

I'm new at this video making thingy and have a lot to learn.. so excuse all the little mistakes.. Ha, ha, ha... ~smile~

But for now.. here is my first video..

Challah - Makes 3 Loaves
Crystal Miller

1/3 cup warm water
2 T yeast
1 ½ cups warm water
¼ cup butter
¼ cup olive oil
1 T salt
½ cup sugar
4 eggs
7 to 9 cups flour (white, or half white/half wheat)

In a small measuring cup combine the 1/3 cup warm water and 2T yeast. Let that sit to foam up a little. In a large mixer bowl combine 1 ½ cups warm water, butter, olive oil, salt and sugar. Mix for a few minutes. Add eggs and mix well. Add yeast and water mixture.

Add flour starting with the smallest measurements. Mix until well combined. Add more flour (a little at a time) if needed so there is no dough sticking to the sides of mixer bowl and the dough is not sticky, but not too stiff.

Knead for 7 to 10 minutes in a Kitchen Aid or 4 to 5 minutes in a Bosch. Let the dough rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes to an hour.

Mix dough down again, and let rise a second time.

Then mix it down again and divided dough into 3 pieces. Braid each piece, put on a jelly roll pan, cover and let rise until doubled in size.

When ready, bake bread at 350 for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.



  1. You made a great video Crystal! It was so easy to follow. You are such a natural in front of the camera. Thanks for taking the time to share with others in video and on your wonderful blog. I really enjoy your site. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Thanks Brenda.. I had fun making it and hope to do some more!!
      Crystal :)

  2. Thank you....I loved the video...I think I could do this!

  3. I don't know if you got my email I sent you but am not getting any of the posts.jana

    1. Hi Jana, the email option is a plug in or widget that is provided by blogger... I honestly have no access to it.. my suggestion would be, if you have a past email from one of my posts you could try unsubscribing and then resubscribe.. or if not, just try to subscribe again.. Sorry I can't be of more help on this..

  4. That is awesome! Thanks for the great video.

  5. Crystal !!! How lovely, the video opened with my favorite of your children, he is such a sweet boy! Thank you so much for this demo, I have been struggling with just a three strand braid, now I think I'll do the challah your way so easy when clearly explained. Many thanks again, Connie in Canada


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