Challah Bread

Challah contains more sugar and eggs than traditional yeast breads. These easy challah recipes present a handful of twists, from traditional braided loaves to variations laced with cinnamon or orange zest.

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Whole Wheat Challah

Better Homes and Gardens

Serving this rich yeast bread is a Hanukkah tradition. Shape the dough into a Star of David or a braid for a classic look.


Fine Cooking Magazine

If you like, sprinkle poppy or sesame seeds onto the braid after brushing it with egg wash; both are traditional. To easily measure the honey, first measure the oil in a 1-cup measure. The oil will coat the cup and will let the honey just slip right out.

Stuffed French Toast

Family Circle

Challah, a sweet egg bread, makes wonderful French toast, especially when it's filled with cinnamon-spiced cream cheese. Enjoy this recipe for breakfast or brunch.

Blueberry Bread Pudding

Family Circle

Choose a sweet, rich yeast bread for this blueberry dessert. Cinnamon and nutmeg give a sweet spiciness to the egg custard that envelopes the bread and berries.

Ricotta Vanilla Bread Pudding

Family Circle

Ricotta cheese, sour cream, and lemon zest add a new spin on this classic dessert recipe that you can make easily in your slow cooker.

Banana Bread Pudding

Family Circle

Chocolate Panini

Midwest Living

This grilled dessert bread is filled with chopped chocolate. Serve it alone or with fresh fruit.

Jessamyn's Sephardic Challah

Food & Wine

Jessamyn Waldman, founder of Hot Bread Kitchen, grew up in Canada eating challah, the Jewish Sabbath bread. Unlike the eggy challahs of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe, this version comes from the Sephardic Jews of the Mediterranean, who flavored their challahs with caraway and anise. Many challahs are braided, but this one is twisted into a round, turban-shaped loaf.

Total: 3 hrs 45 mins

Challah Braid

Better Homes and Gardens

This braided bread recipe calls for margarine rather than butter so the challah (KHAH-lah) will be kosher for Jewish Hanukkah celebrations.

Total: 50 mins

Chocolate Challah

Better Homes and Gardens

A sweet challah (HAH-luh) is often included in celebrations of Jewish holidays that fall on a Sabbath as a symbolic way of ensuring a sweet year. Dates, nuts, and orange peel add just the right twist for this traditional braided bread.

Choco Bread Pudding

Better Homes and Gardens

This chocolate bread casserole could be served at breakfast or for dessert.

Ham and Egg Salad on Toast

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 30 mins

Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Try this yummy sandwich recipe of eggs, smoked bacon, cucumber, and basil that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

Total: 20 mins

Slow Cooker French Toast Bread Pudding

Better Homes and Gardens

Prepare this slow cooker French toast dish the evening before you plan to cook it, then chill in the refrigerator overnight to allow the flavors to meld.

Onion and Olive Focaccia

Diabetic Living
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