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b.chadash




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Sep 15 2021, 8:48 am
Do you use Bread flour or High Gluten flour?
What is the difference?
Which one yields a fluffier challa?

I always used bread flour but I met a friend in the store who told me she switched to high gluten and it's so much better. So I decided to try it .

I mixed the dough using my regular recipe but when I tried to remove it from the mixer to put into a bowl to rise, the dough felt very tough. Like extremely so. Will my challa be hard?
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Iymnok




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Sep 15 2021, 8:50 am
I add gluten to regular flour. (Rubinfeld baking enhancer, for those of you in Israel)
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bunchagirlies




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Sep 15 2021, 8:51 am
That's probably because the high gluten content gives it that extra elastic. I guess that makes it "harder" before it rose. I use high gluten and my challos come out huge and ultra fluffy-like the ones called "heimish" in local bakeries in the tri-state area, if that helps.
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nicole81




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Sep 15 2021, 9:29 am
bunchagirlies wrote:
That's probably because the high gluten content gives it that extra elastic. I guess that makes it "harder" before it rose. I use high gluten and my challos come out huge and ultra fluffy-like the ones called "heimish" in local bakeries in the tri-state area, if that helps.


Can you please share your recipe?

My family loves it sweet and chewy lol and I hate it like that. I always use HG flour, so that alone doesn't guarantee fluff. For a year I've been trying to work on the perfect compromise recipe and still haven't quite nailed it. I'd love to see your proportions before I develop my next test recipe!
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b.chadash




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Sep 15 2021, 11:27 am
Just an update, the challa had an amazing texture once it rose. It was super easy to work with.
Now let's see how it will taste..
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b.chadash




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Sep 15 2021, 3:53 pm
Ok I had to come back and post.
We finished our first seuda and the challa was incredible. Literally so good.
I have my answer about HG vs bread flour...
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aimhabanim




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Sep 16 2021, 10:09 pm
What brand flour did you use?
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PinkFridge




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 4:02 pm
I'm not sure there's much of a difference. I use high gluten flour but have also used bread flour.
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Bruria




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 4:04 pm
High gluten flour makes a difference
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b.chadash




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Sep 19 2021, 7:16 pm
aimhabanim wrote:
What brand flour did you use?


Dependable
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