I make this every week. Absolutely Awesome
I searched through all the Challah recipes and finally decided on this one because of the simplicity of the recipe. I divided my bread into 4 loaves and braided them. I have only tasted Challah bread once and thought this was delicious. I covered my bread 1/2 way through baking with aluminum foil to avoid overbrowing. (I added a tad extra sugar and some melted margarine to the dough and reduced the water a bit because I wanted a sweeter, richer bread). Thank you for posting this 5 star recipe!
I'm not very experienced at making challah, but I'm a veteran bread baker and this makes a beautiful lump of dough! This is my favorite challah recipe thus far...thank you...this may be the one that stays with our family for years to come!
I've made many of the challah recipes on Recipezaar, but this one is absolutely the best. In fact, it was so excellent that I actually was inspired to try a 6-braid! I made two with poppy seeds and one with sesame. Now only was it delicious out of the oven, but it made the most amazing French toast on Sunday morning. I've posted two photos of the poppy seed loaf. Great recipe, Sarah, and great story! (And I don't just say that because you share both my name AND my mother's!) This will be my "final" challah recipe -- no more experimenting with different recipes. (Although I think next time I will add a little bit of saffron.)