This is a really yummy and fluffy 100% whole wheat challa recipe. For the best results use the jewish brands of whole wheat flour you find in your local kosher store such as Dependable.
5 cup Warm Water
4 Tbsp Dry Yeast
1¼ cup Oil
1¼ cup Honey
5 lb Whole Wheat flour
3 Tbsp Kosher salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
To make dough: Place warm water and yeast in bowl of electric mixer. Let it sit for about 7 minutes until it becomes bubbly. Turn the mixer on low and add oil, honey and eggs. Slowly add the flour, one cup at a time. Add the salt. Continue mixing on low for about 10 minutes.
Remove dough from mixer and place aside in a warm place to rise. Cover with a towel. Let it rise for about an hour or so.
Grease 5-6 loaf pans (or more) depending on the size you like your challa to be. Take challa with a bracha. Braid and place in a greased pan. Brush challa with beaten egg Let rise another hour or so. Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 30-45 minutes