Easy recipe for challah or egg bread using a bread machine. I use the light setting on my bread machine.

Suzy
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Add ingredients to the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer.

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  • Select Basic Bread and Light Crust settings. Start.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

184.4 calories; 5.9 g protein; 30 g carbohydrates; 32.2 mg cholesterol; 340.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
The first time I made this bread following exactly the recipe, but when I looked at the dough in the machine it was VERY crumbly, so I had to put more milk. Since the bread was delicious, I tried it an other time (to give to my in-laws) and I tried it with an extra egg (3 instead of 2). The dough was perfect and everybody liked it very much! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
I won't be trying this recipe again.Bread didn't rise and was crumbly. Read More
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425 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 335
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
The first time I made this bread following exactly the recipe, but when I looked at the dough in the machine it was VERY crumbly, so I had to put more milk. Since the bread was delicious, I tried it an other time (to give to my in-laws) and I tried it with an extra egg (3 instead of 2). The dough was perfect and everybody liked it very much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
The first time I made this bread following exactly the recipe, but when I looked at the dough in the machine it was VERY crumbly, so I had to put more milk. Since the bread was delicious, I tried it an other time (to give to my in-laws) and I tried it with an extra egg (3 instead of 2). The dough was perfect and everybody liked it very much! Read More
(322)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
I've tried a to make a number of challah recipes in my bread machine, and this is the first one that's turned out really well. The texture and taste are terrific. I prefer to use the bread machine to make the dough, and then braid the bread, let it rise for another hour or so, and bake it in a conventional oven for 35 minutes at 375 degrees. This recipe is also great with raisins added in. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2006
Great challah- I add 1-2 extra Tbsp. sugar to it. I make it on the dough setting in my bread machine then let my kids braid it. Then I let in rise in a warm oven for an hour. Then glaze it with a mixture of one egg and 1 Tbsp water. I bake it for about 20-30 min. at 350. My family LOVES it!! Looks like I bought it from a bakery!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2006
This deserves 10 stars atleast!! Easily the best loaf of bread on this site. Rose nicely, has great texture & flavor. I scalded the milk, cooled it to 100 degrees & proofed the yeast in it with a pinch of sugar. I then added the 2 eggs & 3 T oil(instead of margarine). I poured that into the machine; combined all dry ingredients & poured that on top of the wet ingrediemts. Set on medium & voila! a beautiful loaf of bread!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
Thanks for the recipe. Didn't get a chance to turn it into a french toast breakfast. Family ate it out of the oven for dinner. The first time you use it in the bread machine don't use the delayed timer. Instead watch the dough to see if it needs more or less milk. Should form a smooth soft ball after kneading. Test the crust setting it gets dark fast. Record this amount of milk and crust time for the next time. This prevents a dried out or blackened loaf. I found I needed a bit more milk and a medium crust on sweet dough cycle. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
I've loved Challah ever since I worked for a Jewish family a few years ago and was introduced to this wonderful bread. I now live in a rural Nova Scotia town, and Challah bread isn't something one would usually come accross. Anyway, now I can make this in my bread machine, and I am delighted with the results!! I too did as another reviewer and set my machine to the dough cycle, so I could take the dough out, braid it, and bake it in a conventional oven. Once braided, brush the bread with a beaten egg,and sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. This is beautiful, great tasting Challah. Thanks Suzy for a wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2003
Excellant challah bread. Loaf just came out of machine and already half gone. I added 3/4 cup golden raisins and baked on sweet setting and light crust...came out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
To solve the crustiness of that this bread produces we restrain ourselves and put the loaf into a ziploc bag and put it in the refridgerator overnight. Who needs to buy those store bought breads now?:D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2004
This bread is SO yummy! I took the suggestion of another reviewer and made this in my bread maker to the dough stage. Then I finished with the Bread Machine Challah II recipe. Fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
I won't be trying this recipe again.Bread didn't rise and was crumbly. Read More
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