Challah in A Bag Recipe

Challah in A Bag Recipe

Challah in a bag recipe is a very traditional and old recipe coming from Jewish origin. It is unusual and unique but it is so worth the effort. In fact, it can be made with the minimal effort given. This is also called the lazy bread recipe. 

How to Make Bread in a Bag?

Bread in a bag is exactly as it sounds. This recipe walks you through how to make bread with Ziplock bags. This dish is simple and has nice taste because of the simplicity it represents. Ziplock recipes do not usually include what this recipe entails. But you can surely give it a try.

Ingredients You Will Need Are:

  • One tablespoon of yeast
  • One cup of warm water
  • Three tablespoons of sugar
  • Half a tablespoon of salt
  • One third of a cup of canola oil
  • Three cups and one-fourth of a cup of all-purpose flour
  • One beaten egg 
  • One third of a cup of mixed sesame seeds

Method of Preparing Jewish Challah in a Bag Step by Step:

Step 1: Take a 1-gallon plastic Ziplock bag and pour the flour, yeast, water, sugar, salt and oil in and lock the bag tightly.

Step 2:  Shake the bag a little. Flip it and be loose with it.

Step 3: Then put the bag into a bowl of warm water and rest it there for around 30 minutes. 

Step 4: Take it off the bowl, release the air from the bag and let it sit for one hour to self-rise. Flip the bag every 15-20 minutes. 

Step 5: Add one-fourth of a cup of flour to the bag and shake a bit so it does not stick inside. Leave it to rise for one and a half hours. It must remain a wet dough. 

Step 6: Flour your work surface and separate the dough. Stretch it out into three sections and braid the bread.  

Step 8: Set the oven to preheat at 300°F. Baste the dough with the beaten egg and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Let it rise for 15 more minutes.

Step 9: Bake the bread for 40 minutes. It will be golden on top when fully cooked through. Serve and enjoy.


This easy challah recipe is great to taste. You can make this at your convenience. The ingredients are just how you bake any other bread but the process is different which makes the experience of cooking and eating this even more enjoyable.

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