Challah Recipes

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Miriam's Not-So-Secret Challah

Rating: 4.78 stars
A surprisingly sweet, yet light, challah that makes any night special. Feel free to knead some raisins into the dough if you like.

Challah I

Rating: 4.61 stars
Traditional egg bread for the Jewish Sabbath. You can add 1 cup raisins or golden raisins to the dough just before shaping and then make the loafs into round braids for Rosh Hashanah.

Sy's Challah

Rating: 4.64 stars
Virtually fail-proof recipe designed for ease of preparation and maximum flavor. NOT sweet, but may be sweetened by using 1/2 cup sugar instead of 1/4 cup.

Bread Machine Challah I

Rating: 4.68 stars
Easy recipe for challah or egg bread using a bread machine. I use the light setting on my bread machine.

Shabbat Challah

Rating: 4.61 stars
My Shabbat Challah is something out of this world. I made it up on my own, because the ones I tasted, I just didn't like. Try it you will love it!! This can make 6 regular sized loaves, or two large braided loaves.

Most Amazing Challah

Rating: 4.86 stars
I made up my own Challah that is amazing! I have tried countless combinations to finally get it right. It uses quick rise yeast to save you a bunch of time. Enjoy!

Everything Challah

Rating: 4.6 stars
Challah is traditionally eaten on the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbos). This is not your average challah recipe. It is a twist on my trusty old water challah recipe (which even water-challah-phobics have loved), and has some of the taste of an everything bagel. It's really something else. Enjoy! This challah freezes extremely well after baking, just defrost in a ziplock bag with the zipper open. I always freeze it, even what I bake on Thursday nights for use on Friday! It preserves the freshness so well.

Michell Jenny's Challah

Rating: 4.74 stars
This our family favorite. The recipe was a gift from my best friend.

Challah II

Rating: 4.58 stars
This recipe is a sweeter version of the classic challah. It was given to me by a friend.

Bread Machine Challah II

Rating: 4.51 stars
Absolutely delicious. I have a two pound bread machine and use it to make the Challah dough. It freezes well.

A Number One Egg Bread

Rating: 4.34 stars
This makes all other egg breads look weak. I learned the recipe from two older ladies in Hawaii. This makes the best bread pudding and french toast imaginable. Try cutting it in chunks and dipping it in fondue---WOW!

Easy Challah Bread

Rating: 4.12 stars
A six-ingredient, simple recipe for Challah bread.

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How to Make Challah

This enriched dough, filled with butter, eggs, and a little sugar, takes time to rise. But it's actually easy to work with—so you can show off your braiding skills. Get tips for mixing and baking!

Challah I

"This is by far my favorite Challah recipe. I use this recipe every week!" – Sophia