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Challah for Hanukkah: Step-By-Step Guide

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1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and instant yeast. Stir. In a separate large bowl, whisk the canola oil, 3/4 cup water, eggs and yolks. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Combine with a wooden spoon until the mixture resembles a shaggy mass. Add more water if necessary.

2. Sprinkle flour on a flat surface. Turn over the dough and knead for at least ten minutes. Set a timer. Ten minutes of kneading is a lot longer than you might think.

After ten minutes, the dough should be smooth, shiny and elastic. If it's not, then you're not trying hard enough.

3. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place for about one hour.

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