The Lazy Cook’s Challah In A Bag Recipe Is So Easy And Delicious

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Feeling lazy? Make challah in a bag.


We’ve made some updates to the preparation. The recipe is now officially foolproof.

INGREDIENTS (1 challah)

1 tbsp. yeast

1 cup warm water

3 tbsp. sugar

1/2 tbsp. salt

1/3 cup canola oil

3 cups all-purpose flour + 1/4 cup

1 egg for basting (optional for vegan challah, substitute olive oil)

Sesame seeds for topping


1. In a 1 gallon plastic ziplock bag, add the yeast, water, sugar, salt, oil and 3 cups of flour.

2. Give the bag a little shake. Don’t work too hard- remember, it’s a lazy challah!

3. Place the bag in a bowl of warm water for 30 mins.

4. Remove from bowl, shake, release air from bag, and place on the table for 1 hour. Flip bag every 20 mins. The dough should be very wet. It will start to bubble and self-knead. WHOA.

5. After the 1 hour, add 1/4 cup flour and give the bag another shake. This makes the dough not stick to the bag.

6. Leave the bag for 1 hour and 30 mins to rise. It should still be a wet dough. If it’s not rising, flip it over and knock it down. If the dough is wet, the recipe will turn out amazing.

7. Preheat oven to 300F/150C.

8. On a well-floured surface, separate the dough and stretch out 3 strands. Braid.

9. Baste with egg and sprinkle sesame seeds (optional for vegan challah, substitute olive oil). Leave to rise for 15 mins before it goes in the oven.

10.  Bake on a non stick tray for 40 mins or until golden on top.

Shabbat shalom!