27 Reviews

A family favourite now and I have given it as gifts a couple times already. So easy and yummy. I only used 3.5 cups of flour though and 4 was too much. Thanks for sharing!

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Nymphadora Tonks May 15, 2010

Thank you, Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. I made it on Friday just to see how it would turn out and it was amazing! So on Saturday I made 8 loaves. I made the dough and then I cut it in half then, from the half I cut it into thirds so I could braid, then I made 2 mini-challahs. I did add golden raisins.

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Marchellabella April 04, 2010

Well, I thought this dough was just to easy to work with to be true. I forgot to add in the 1/4 cup water! Still came out very well, tad bit dry, but that's my oops certainly. :) The taste is lovely, only slightly sweet. Browned beautifully, with a nice crunch to the outside. I used this for my Ostara bread this year, braided into a circle and added whole eggs within the braid to bake with the bread. It's probably the best recipe I've found yet for this! And very pretty. Took a long time to double though! Thanks CardaMom!!

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Nikoma March 20, 2009

Due to the comments from others I added just a bit more water and was able to get all four cups of flour in. The bread turned out beautiful! I did not put any seeds or anything because of what I was serving it with but it still tasted wonderful. My kids especially enjoyed it toasted the next day. Yes it takes awhile to make but it is worth it. I ended up with a 15 inch 3 strand braid that was about 4 inches high in the center when baked. I think that it would make wonderful french toast!

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QueenJellyBean April 22, 2008

My first Challah, and it came out so pretty! I added extra water as recommended and think I ended up adding a little extra flour too lol. I did add the flour a little at a time to the mixer until it formed a ball and pulled away from the sides. I baked at 350 for 40 minutes and it was fine. Thanks!

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newmama January 09, 2010

So it turns out that Spelt is NOT a good substitute in Challah. Still a delicious bread, but not the sweet, chewy bread I was hoping for. A good recipe all the same, as it looked lovely and rose beautifully, and smelled fantastic coming out of the oven:) Thank you for sharing this recipe, I will be trying it again with some lighter flour:)

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AmieH December 23, 2009

Steps 1 - 7 can be done in a bread machine, after that follow the instructions as usual and this bread turns out perfect.

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AKA_Muddee October 22, 2009

wow! easy to make and comes out great! i made a few changes first i use half whole weat flour and half white also i use light brown sugar which gives it more a hunny tast! i add a little oil to the egg/water on top to give it an extra shine and i always double the recipe for shabat - and never have left over for saterday night - french toast

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Twigo October 19, 2008

This is a wonderful recipe, I doubled it and all went perfect. It is worth to double it because it freezes wonderfuly and my family will not devour it in one sitting.

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pumbabey August 26, 2008

I used this recipe a few months ago to learn how to make Challah bread. It was my first time baking any sort of bread from scratch, and I must say the results were wonderful. The bread was delicious and comes out perfect everytime. This is a wonderful recipe, and I cannot stop getting enough requests from my family to make it again and again. Thanks for sharing!

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Kourtney May 20, 2008
Challah I (Braided Egg Bread)