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Marie, a very good recipe. I made it exactly as written, making it into 2 smaller loaves. It browned very nicely. Just a little hint for beginners: when braiding, start in the middle, braid to the end, then turn loaf and continue braiding to the other end. That makes a nicer, more even loaf. Thanks for posting...Janet

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Jezski October 05, 2008

Fabulous recipe! I cant make enough of it. It never lasts long. I make two braided loaves and often give them away to neighbours and as hostess gifts. Everybody loves them! Thanks so much!

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Meringue March 23, 2009

Let me just rate this recipe by saying ... I made this bread exactly as the recipe stated (but sprinkled a tiny bit of kosher salt and cracked black pepper on the top before baking). I took it out of the oven, pulled off one tiny delectable, mouth watering piece, left for a 2 hour meeting and came home and it was completely and totally gone. Not a single crumb was left. My husband claims the kids were the culprits, but I know that he had just as much to do with it as they did. Looks like another loaf is in the very near future!

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Dine & Dish July 30, 2008

Great Recipe! This was sooo easy! I have never made homemade bread before, but, WOW!, what a debut! My family loved it. I will be making this every Friday from here on out! Thanks so much!

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Hollyism February 24, 2006

There is something intrinsically wrong with this recipe, especially for use in the bread machine. After following it to a T, the dough was extremely tough, and had to be discarded. Having used many other challah recipes successfully, needless to say, we were very disappointed.

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CindiNMike October 03, 2005

I thought this bread was great. Easy to make and just as good as the bakery purchased loaf. We enjoy slicing this bread up for breakfast to make french toast. You should give it a try!!

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Chris Hodges May 04, 2005

Super! This made the prettiest challah I've ever baked-flavor and texture are excellent, too! Followed recipe and instructions exactly with the exception of adding an additional 1 TBS water. Raised beautifully and perfectly baked at 30 minutes. Thanks for posting, Marie!

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FlemishMinx May 02, 2005

I must admit that I didn't prepare the dough then shape it in the traditional braided manner. (I'll do that for my next baking session when I have more time-promise.) Easy, easy, easy. We like poppy seeds on our challah. There's always an ulterior motive for baking challah and it's called French toast. Thank you for sharing your simple recipe. CG

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COOKGIRl December 18, 2004
Braided Challah Bread (Bread Machine)