Turns out Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, so if you feel like adding a little pumpkin spice to your Shabbat and calling it "Challaween", then here's the perfect recipe for some seriously tasty pumpkin challah bread.
Cook Time: 2h 30min | Makes 12 Servings
1/2 cup warm water (about 100 degrees)
1 1/2 packages active dry yeast
3 cups white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg + 1 egg yolk for the dough and 1 egg for the glaze
Mix the yeast and hot water in a bowl and leave it for 10 minutes to dissolve.
Meanwhile, mix the flours, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large bowl.
In the bowl with the water and yeast, whisk in pumpkin puree, 1 egg and 1 egg yolk, oil, and honey.
Make a well in your flour mixture and add in the pumpkin mixture to form a dough. Add more flour if your dough is sticky.