Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This egg rich bread is traditionally served in Jewish households to begin the Sabbath, Try serving for breakfast with fruit preserves or slice thick and use to make superb French toast. The recipe comes from Red Star Yeast.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bread Machine method: Have liquids ingredients at 80 degrees and all others at room temperature.
  2. Place in pan basket in order listed.
  3. select dough/manual cycle.
  4. Do not use delay timer.
  5. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading, making adjustments if necessary.
  6. At the end of cycle, remove dough and follow shaping and baking insructions.
  7. Raising, Shaping and Baking: Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease.
  8. Cover, let rise until dough until almost double.
  9. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove bubbles.
  10. roll or pat into a 14-x7-inch rectangle, Starting with the shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into a roll.
  11. Pinch edges and ends to seal.
  12. Place in greased 9-x-5-inch loaf pan.
  13. cover, let rise until indentation remains after touching, Brush loaf with slightly beaten egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water.
  14. sprinkle with sesame or Poppy seeds, bake in preheated 375 degree oven 30 to 40 minutes.
  15. Remove from pan; cool.


Most Helpful

This challah was so easy to do. It was the perfect texture, no need to add more water or flour. I braided it because for me a challah bread it's braided. And it was very easy to braid. Thanks Barb :) The taste is so good. Made for Name that ingredient tag game

Boomette June 18, 2013

Very good! Everyone enjoyed it! I braided it and baked it in the oven. Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Moon February 12, 2011

An outstanding recipe. I have been working on a good recipe for Shabbos and tried a number of recommended recipes. This one is the very best!

legaldr February 18, 2009

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