Classic Challah


Hanukkah begins tonight at sunset, and in honor of the holiday, what better way to celebrate than to make classic challah? It took two attempts to make this braided bread, but I finally got it right on the second try. What resulted was a deliciously fluffy pull-apart bread that will be perfect for French Toast. Because the dough has to rise for at about 2.5 hours, definitely plan ahead. I used this recipe, but ended up only needing about 6.5 cups of flour. Also, make sure that the water is lukewarm. For braiding, I watched this video – it was so helpful! I can’t wait to try out variations of challah – including ones with cinnamon, poppy seeds, and ham and cheese.

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{Photos by Lauren}



3 thoughts on “Classic Challah

  1. Challah was the first bread I ever made on my own. The recipe made three loaves, so it was a LOT of work, but the braiding was so much fun. Plus, you can’t beat that fresh baked bread smell.

  2. Pingback: What to do With All the Panettone You Received at Christmas - Make French Toast | Gracie's Ravioli

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