Homemade pastries - recipe for orange yeast cake. Orange challah, delicious braided baba baked in a round mold

Chalka is yeast bread, which we usually prepare in the form of a braided braid. This orange challah is also braided, but a little differently. Thanks to this technique, we can place the braided dough in a round mold and bake it like a yeast cake.

Cake and oranges. Add orange juice and zest, candied orange peel and orange liqueur to the challah. So the challah is very orange.

Sprinkle the baked and cooled challah with powdered sugar. You can also smear it with honey punch while still hot. The cake will be even more orange. To prepare the punch, we need to mix a tablespoon of honey with a little orange liqueur or juice.

The best way to bake this challah will be a mold with a diameter of 26 cm. We can also bake the cake in a slightly smaller mold, then the challah will be higher, like the one in the picture.



  • 100 ml of milk
  • 50 g of flour
  • 25 g fresh yeast
  • 5g of sugar


  • leaven
  • 500 g of flour
  • 60 g of soft butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 ml of juice and grated orange peel
  • 60 g of honey
  • 50 ml of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 30 g candied orange peel (diced)
  • 20 ml of orange liqueur


  • yolk spread
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water (optional)
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling baked challah


  1. Start - mix yeast with milk, sugar, flour in a bowl, cover and leave for about 15 minutes.
  2. Mix the honey with the milk until it dissolves.
  3. Add milk with honey, juice and grated orange peel, eggs, salt, candied orange peel and liqueur to the sourdough.
  4. Knead the dough, at the end add melted and cooled butter, knead.
  5. Cover the dough with a cloth and let it rise for about 45 minutes, until it doubles in size.
  6. Put the risen dough on a floured board and divide it into 4 parts.
  7. For each portion, form a roll about 60 cm long.
  8. Weave the rollers according to the scheme from the photo, and wrap the ends of the dough underneath.
  9. Put the braided challah into a round mold lined with baking paper, cover with a cloth and leave to rise for about 30 minutes.
  10. Just before baking, brush the challah with egg yolk or egg yolk mixed with orange blossom water.
  11. Bake at 180°C for about 30 - 40 minutes.
  12. After baking, we take out the challah together with the paper and put it on the rack.
  13. After cooling, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Instructions for plaiting challah - photo from the recipe for braided buns with chocolate crumble< /a>

also check

Golden challah, yeast braid without butter and milk


Greek challah with chocolate, almonds and orange peel


Yeast buns on kefir with cheese and apples


Homemade buttery pretzels



Bernadeta 2021-02-22 21:54:07

Już czuje ten smak i zapach. Taka chałka na śniadanie to czysta rozpusta.


TajemniceSmaku 2021-02-26 12:49:37

Trzeba się rozpieszczać 😉


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