Yield: Yields 1 large loaf.
If you like, sprinkle poppy or sesame seeds onto the braid after brushing it with egg wash; both are traditional. To easily measure the honey, first measure the oil in a 1-cup measure. The oil will coat the cup and will let the honey just slip right out.
Video: Watch Maggie Glezer braid a loaf of challah step-by-step.
Fuel your creative spark. Sign up for eletters today and get the latest from Fine Cooking plus special offers.
1. Move the second-to-the-right strand to the far-left position.
This delicious bread disappears quickly. But if there’s any left over, save it for breakfast: day-old challah makes divine French Toast.
OMG - I cannot believe I made a beautiful challah just like the picture! I've always loved challah, but didn't know anyone who made it. Now I can make my own! This recipe is a definite keeper.
My challah came out quite good, with excellent flavor. Only critique (of my effort) is that the loaf came out a little dense in the middle. I was wondering if the thin flattening of the dough and then rolling may contribute to this, instead of rolling out each piece of dough, without the flattening first. Got raves on the presentation and flavor. Thanks.
I researched a few Challah recipes and finally settled on this one. I couldn't be happier with the result. My Challah is beautiful, perfectly browned crust, and the bread has a fine texture. It sliced like a dream. One note: I used the dough hook on my mixer, then turned it out to finish kneading.
Moveable Feast did not go to New York this season, but we couldn't skip the Big Apple completely! In this web-only episode, chef Francis Derby and cookbook author Aliya LeeKong…View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras
© 2017 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Fine Cooking may receive a percentage of sales for items purchased through links on this site, including Amazon Associates and other affiliate advertising programs.
Do you really want to delete the list, ?
This won't delete the recipes and articles you've saved, just the list.
This feature has been temporarily disabled during the beta site preview.
Add/Edit a private note for this recipeThis note is only visible to you.
Double CheckAre you sure you want to delete your notes for this recipe?