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.
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