Thursday, March 26, 2015

Challah Bread~ Just Speaks Spring To Me

Jewish Sweet Bread (Challah)
This bread is so delicious and so pretty because it is braided. It's not terribly hard to make, but takes a few hours because it has to rise twice. You can easily double the recipe and actually make 6 loaves by separating the dough into smaller parts. Also, the butter is very important. If you use unsalted butter, the flavor isn't as good.

1 pkg. yeast
1 1/4 c. warm water (as hot as you can comfortably touch it)
1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. oil
2 eggs
4 1/2 c. flour

Mix yeast, water, and sugar, set aside. Mix the other ingredients together, then add yeast mixture. Lay out on floured surface and knead 5 minutes. Put into greased bowl and cover with a towel. Let rise, double, punch down. Cut dough into 3 parts (there will actually be 6 parts because the recipe makes 2 loaves). Make 2 braids and let them rise on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 20 min. or until golden brown. Pour 1/2 cube of melted butter over bread before baking and 1/2 cube of melted butter just after baking.


Miss Jen said...

Wow.... beautiful, simply beautiful!!!
I love the way this bread looks with the
Easter eggs mingling in it.

Blessings~ Miss Jen

Amy said...

This is a beautiful looking loaf of bread.

Thanks for the prayers. They help.


Cheryl said...

I make a bread like this at Eater also, started years ago when we had a neighbor that had come from Greece. She made one for us and have been making it since.


Joanne said...

We enjoy making challah and like it best as French toast :) I have never seen it with whole eggs on it?
Here is a post I did with challah if you are interested in seeing it.
Have a great day!
Frugal Home and Health



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