By Mirj on July 09, 2004
Photo by Mirj
Photo by Mirj
"My friend Debbie Yakobian's son Nadav is in the Israeli army. He brought home this recipe and Debbie has started making it every Friday for the Sabbath. My family and I have been fans of this challah and today I finally got the recipe. My challahs are cooling now but we just couldn't resist and had a taste -- delicious! In spite of the fact that there are no eggs in the dough itself, the challahs are very rich tasting. Just think of what they can do for your French toast or bread pudding!"
Serving Size: 1 (54 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 32
"I plan to make this week. Went to several conversion sites to get info and found 1 kg = approx. 8 cups of flour, 450 ml = approx 15 oz. of water"
"can someone please help me with conversions? I need to know how many cups of flour will be equal to 1 kg. thanks!"
"Okay, I haven't tasted this yet, but it seemed too simple to work. I had to knead it a bunch to get it smooth and it didn't rise much, but it TOTALLY puffed up when it cooked and now they look SOOOO beautiful... I'll write after shabbat after we've tasted them! I wish I had made more so I could taste them now! Update: Okay, these were BEAUTIFUL inside and out but the state was just so so for me. Nothing out of this world. Just your run of the mill bread with no frills. Again, texture was AMAZING and it was rich (lots of flour to other ingredients) and AMAZINGLY easy to make. I MIGHT try to play with this...do a bit more in the way of sugar or just half whole wheat or oat flour or something...dunno. I'm still looking for a challah with this texture but with sweetness..."
"Yummy!!! Made 2 huge loaves!!! I braided one into a typical 3 braid loaf. And the second one I did a Star of David (2 triangles). At least that's what it was supposed to be! LOL....delicious nonetheless!"
"Asolutely the best bread loaves I have made in a long time! And you're right, they are totally idiot proof. I can't believe how easy this bread is to make. Yum!!"
"Fabulous, amazing, delicious! I followed your recipe exactly, and wow - wow! Never have I eaten a challah like this before, ever... This could be dangerous. I think I'll hit the gym tomorrow dangerous. Dangerously good. Thank you thank you thank you. Now I'm scared to try another challah recipe, I just don't see the point when you've reached perfection. Oh, and apart from praise to the quality, I want to mention this is how much bread I got out of it all: 1 six braided challah (GORGEOUS), 1 three braided challah, 1 magen david shaped challah, and one roll (12 long rolls pre-braiding in total). Wonderful. I can't thank you enough."
"I have made this recipe several times now and it is fool-proof. It is one of my most requested bread recipes and always gets rave reveiws for taste; as well as, the beautiful apperance of the loaves."
"Great challah!Low cholesterol and easy to make.Though we are melting literally here at the Canary Islands, I'm gonna make it all summer long.Thanks for posting"
"This recipe has no equal! It is absolutely amazing and delicious. A little extra work with all the kneading, but I believe it is what makes the difference between good challah and fabulous challah."
"I have made many challahs in my days of bread baking, this one ranks high on my list and will remain on regular rotation at my house, it is a wonderful light challah with the perfect flavor, thank you for sharing this great recipe Mirj!...Kitten :)"
"YUM - the best challah i've made in a while. So light and fluffy - perfect texture - my mum devoured half a loaf whilst still hot - although 15 mins was a tad too short in baking! thanks mirj"
"This was my first attempt at making challah and it turned out really good. The outside was golden brown and the inside was so soft and light. YUM! It looked pretty too. Everyone was so impressed with my "fancy" baking...we won't tell them how easy it was, will we?:)"
"I can't begin to tell you how simple this recipe is. I used my standing mixer with the doughhook, and voila! I've never made challah without eggs in the dough, but it was quite rich in spite of the omission. Fantastic. "
"Not only had I never made a challah, I'd never eaten one ! I certainly will be doing so again because this is delicious and super-simple to do. I found that my dough initially was a bit too moist (I know that will depend on everyone's own weather conditions on the day) but a few tablespoons of flour added solved the problem. And apart for forgetting momentarily how to braid, this was lots of fun. Anyone can do this. Thanks for posting Mirj !"