I am very tough to impress with bread recipes. I think I probably have to high of a standard the way a bread should look and taste. I have to say that this recipe is perfect. The texture of the dough was very easy to shape. I didn't need all 7 1/2 cups flour, but just 6 3/4 cups. I glazed the bread with the egg wash and baked it for just 15 minutes. It was hard not to attack the oven, but it was definetly worth the wait. I can't wait to see how my family enjoys it with their dinner tonight. Hat's off to you, Caryn!
Great Challah! The dough didn't rise as much as I would have liked but I think thats somehow my fault... Everyone loved them anyway. I mixed toasted sesame seeds into the egg wash before glazing. They were really nice and made exactly 4 medium sized loaves, just as you said. Thanks Caryn!
Caryn, your Challah recipe is 1st. Rate! It's so easy...the KA does all the work! I did glaze the loaves before baking...that makes them pretty! Thank you for sharing...definitely a keeper! LC
Very good. This is my first time making challah. It was so fun! i think next time i might only make 2 large ones and have a longer second rise. i will definitely be making this again. Thanks for the recipe!
Wow! I have never had challah before and this was so good! It very easy to make and I will definately make this again.
Everyone loves my challah, and it is so easy. i also take small strands, wind them, press down the center and put chopped onion, garlic and poppy seeds, a big hit
Thank you Caryn Gale for posting a recipe so easy without sacrificing flavor. I'm a novice baker, but this was super easy. As my yeast was bubbling away, I mixed the rest of the ingredients in the mixer bowl, then added the yeast and mixed away. I adjusted the recipe for 2 medium breads, but really I think it was only enough dough for one decent sized loaf braided. I added all my flour at once and think I'll be a little more frugal with it as I was worried my dough was too dry when it was kneading, but all turned out well. It rose so beautifully after I had braided it...turned out nice and golden brown. I'm looking forward to making french toast bake with it for Christmas morning. I will definitely make this often as start to finish it took probably 1 hour. Who wouldn't want the satisfaction of feeding their loved ones home baked goods?
I made this exactly as directed and it was perfect! Definitely beats my own recipe, which I've used for years. Thanks so much for this great recipe.
Foolproof recipe! It turned out the first time I prepared it and it continues to be a wonderful recipe for Shabbos! My children enjoy helping me prepare challah every week! We have made extra loaves to give to friends with little time to make challah for Shabbos. We get rave reviews every time! On a side note, for Rosh HaShana I add 1/4 cup of cinnamon and 1 cup of raisins when I add the flour. The KitchenAid does the rest! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
This was a great recipe. I even gave it my sister in law who is new at baking and she loved the consistency of the dough and the easy ingredients. I halved the recipe once and it came out great!