Originally Posted by corazon
Yum! I'd love to learn how to make challah. How did yours turn out Alix?
IF you have made bread other than NYT, Challah is not any more difficult. Here is a recipe I found for you that is very similar to one that I used in the pictures above (I don't have permission to distribute the one I was given).
You can make this recipe as one large loaf or two smaller loaves, and it can be baked in a standard loaf pan or braided and cooked on a stone or I've even seen braided loaves baked in loaf pans. For the braiding instructions go to :
Or, you can even do a three strand braid like braiding hair.
There's nothing to be afraid of with Challah Bread, except possible weight gain from eating way too much of it.
I gave a loaf to a customer today and they had it for lunch. The 85 year young grandmother was there and said that in all her years of baking bread (she baked weekly most of her life) she has never tastes a better loaf of bread than this Challah Bread (just wait until I get her a loaf of my Italian herb NYT bread. That will make her dentures dance!
). It is really delicious, and you owe it to yourself to make it at least once. If you have kids around it would be fun for them to help with the braiding.
There, now you have no excuse for not trying this great bread.
Joseph the Gentile Baker