Challah-Lujah!

challah-lujah!

Tradition! Sabbath and holiday meals begin with manna from heaven: two complete loaves of challah!  Why two loaves? Tradition! The Israelites received bread every day of their 40-year journey through the desert - except on the Sabbath and holidays. A double portion would appear the day before to sustain the travelers on days of rest, and that tradition continues.

If your idea of a journey is a trip to you local market, you'll want to pick up ingredients to make your own fresh challah. These beautifully braided breads are prepared traditionally without dairy, but there are non-traditional variations to try. Enjoy the aroma of fresh bread in the oven and delight in a warm slice! Don't wait for a holiday!

Fig, Olive Oil, Sea Salt Challah

Fig, Olive Oil & Sea Salt ChallahA sweet fig and orange filling make this a challah to remember. It's perfect for special occasions, but you may want it for breakfast every day. Leftovers (if there are any!) make amazing French toast!

Challah French Toast

Challah French ToastWith a hint of orange zest and the sweetness of honey, this French toast will make you glad that you saved a few slices of challah! Crispy edges and fluffy centers add to the sensory experience. Drizzle real maple syrup all over and you'll swear this dish dropped from heaven!

Challot Challah Knots

 

Challot - Challah KnotsThe whole family can have their own personal mini-challah loaves with fluffy, brioche-like rolls. Traditionally served on Jewish holidays, you'll want to make this comfort food more often.

Whole Wheat Challah

Whole Wheat ChallahThis deliciously rich yeast bread is packed with hearty whole-grain goodness. Form a pretty braid and top with toasty sesame seeds.

Grandma Rosie's Fabulous Challah

Grandma Rosie's Fabulous ChallahNovice bakers and pros alike get fabulous results with this challah recipe - Grandma Rosie knows her challah! This recipe includes a bread machine version that makes it even easier!

Cinnamon Apple Raisin Challah

Cinnamon Apple Raisin ChallahAdd fresh apples and raisins, then roll the dough in cinnamon sugar and you get a bread that's sweet enough to double as dessert! This may become your favorite challah recipe.

 

Challah Stuffing with Fennel & Dried Fruit

Challah Stuffing with Fennel and Dried FruitApricots, figs, cherries, plums - they're all in here, along with fennel and herbs. The combination creates a stuffing with the best of sweet and savory.

Cheese & Chive Challah

Cheese and Chive ChallahHere's a challah recipe that ventures beyond the traditional with the addition of Fontina and Parmesan-Reggiano cheeses. There's rich, cheesy goodness in every slice!

Challah Bread Pudding with Raspberries

Challah Bread Pudding with RaspberriesDid we have you at bread pudding? How about with challah? And raspberries? Best made with stale bread, but if you have no leftovers, no worries. You can stale-ify fresh bread in the oven.

Almost Grandmother's Challah

Almost Grandmothers ChallahYou know you'll want a second loaf - thank goodness this recipe makes two! Enjoy the poppy seed crunch on top - almost as good as Grandma's challah!

Vanilla Bean Brown Butter Cinnamon Swirl Challah

Vanilla Bean Brown Butter Cinnamon Swirl ChallalhBreakfast or dessert? Maybe both! You'll want to serve this challah while warm, which won't be a problem - no one will be able to wait for it to cool before digging in!

Five-Fold Challah

Five-Fold ChallahIt's a good thing this recipe makes two loaves! It's too delish to bake just one. For fun, try different toppings on the challah - or make a combo bread!

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