By CardaMom on October 22, 2003
Photo by K1968
Photo by K1968
"I bake challah every week for our Sabbath meal. It's so easy to make in a KitchenAid mixer. Challah tastes great in French Toast or Cinnamon Toast recipes. This challah recipe is my kid's favorite."
Serving Size: 1 (951 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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:)"
"Steps 1 - 7 can be done in a bread machine, after that follow the instructions as usual and this bread turns out perfect."
"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!!"
"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"
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"Egg bread is unknown in Finland. So this was surprise how wonderful this is! I have made now 4 bread and they all have been eaten in minutes! Thank you for this recipe!"
"Great recipe, super easy with a great result. It does make a huge loaf so I will probably divide into 2 loaves next time. Thanks :))"
"I made it in the bread machine. I followed the step in this recipe but putting the water, sugar and yeast in the bread machine recipient. And waited the 10 minutes. Then I added the ingredients in the order you wrote. But taking care to put all the flour on top of the bubble yeast. When the dough was working in the machine, I added a little bit of water because it seemed to be a little bit dry. I was afraid the dough would be too dense but the bread turned out perfect. When the bread was cooking after 15 minutes I had to put foil paper on it because the crust was already dark. So yummy fresh with butter or toasted this morning with butter again. Thanks Carda :) Made for Name that ingredient tag game"
"I tried this at the weekend and was expecting a total failure. It didn't rise for first rise but I persevered, no different for the second rise but I braided it anyway and even though there was still no rising I baked it thinking the birds might like it but hoping something magical might happen and it did. It turned out lovely, quite dense but great taste and my husband liked it too. Will definitely try this again to see if I can get a lighter texture but knowing it will taste great regardless. Thanks for the recipe."
"This was excellent. I doubled the recipe - if you're going to bother to bake bread, might as well have 2 loaves. I did find the ratio of flour to liquid was off, as others have commented. For a double recipe, I used about 7 cups of flour."
"I have made many types of challah before and this one was excellent. I find that it is easy to proof the bread and then place in the refrigerator to cool, degassing occasionally in order to have greater easy of forming the loaves. I prefer to have cold dough to form the loaves."
"My friend's mom is always making this bread, & I've been looking for a good recipe for it for a long time now. This bread was not only gorgeous, but delicious as well. Like others, I did have to add an additional 1/4 cup of water. Thanks for the recipe - This one is a definite keeper!"
"Wow! I made this bread and it was beautiful and tasted good. This is going to be my Challah recipe from now and on, the best challah bread I have made!"
"Long to make but a very pretty result. A more crumbly texture than I was expecting but a beautiful loaf."