A braided bread often served at breakfast or brunch, challah is eaten on Sabbath and Jewish holidays. Try making your own challah bread for a special breakfast or brunch, or just for the sheer deliciousness, with these recipes.See Popular Challah Bread Recipes
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.
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.
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.
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.
This braided bread recipe calls for margarine rather than butter so the challah (KHAH-lah) will be kosher for Jewish Hanukkah celebrations.
Whether you use it for sandwiches, breakfast toast, or as a serve-along for soups, this whole wheat version of challah is delightful.
Sometimes the simple things can seem the most indulgent. Such is the case with French toast--delectably battered and lightly fried slices of bread, dripping in maple syrup, served with a side of fresh fruit and a warm mug of coffee. It's the kind of meal that could just as well come from a fancy restaurant brunch, but can seem like even more of a treat when enjoyed in your own fuzzy slippers. Lucky for you, it's easy to learn how to make French toast.
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Tis the season -- for pumpkin bread, and that's a good reason to be jolly. Nothing quite captures the culinary spirit of the holidays on the table like these slightly spicy, deeply rich loaves. But let's not make the same old pumpkin bread again this year, even though -- sure -- it's good and -- yes -- it came from Grandma.
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You don't often say "France" and "superheroes" in the same breath (or maybe you do!), but French toast really does come to the rescue -- of otherwise-useless stale bread. It has evolved into a Sunday-morning staple, yet making your homemade version as good as your local brunch emporium's is not as easy as it should be.
This scenario has happened way too often: I throw together a stew, then realize, about an hour before dinner, that we have no crusty bread to go with it. With no time to bake bread on the spot, we end up with mushy slices of sandwich bread being dipped into my perfect stew, or I send my husband to the store at the last minute, which turns a nice cozy evening into an annoying hustle-bustle. On the other hand, making bread requires the exact kind of advanced planning and fuss that this scenario points out I am incapable of.