Soaked Wheat Bread post. And read more about Monica's Sabbath traditions including how she makes challah in this post. We love this braided bread; the egg makes the texture moist, all the honey makes it extra sweet.
My recipe, adapted to soak and be dairy free if needed (the pictured one is dairy free):
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 Cups Spelt Flour
1/4 Cup melted coconut oil (or butter)
1 Cup water plus 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or yogurt or whey)
1/2 Cup honey
2 Eggs, separate one and set aside a yolk for later
1 Cup (or less) unbleached white flour
2 Teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 Teaspoon salt
A Family Guide to Biblical Holidays- I made a bigger braid and a smaller one. I greased the cookie sheet (I used butter, coconut oil would work) before braiding so they didn't stick. I've been avoiding showing you my well-used cookie sheets, but I decided to give up on that ;) I think my dad threatens to take a wire wheel brush to them every time he visits. :)
Sliced. See how the braids all combine together on the inside?