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!
A 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!
With 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!
The 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.
This deliciously rich yeast bread is packed with hearty whole-grain goodness. Form a pretty braid and top with toasty sesame seeds.
Novice 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!
Add 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.
Apricots, 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.
Here'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!
Did 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.
You 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!
Breakfast 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!
It'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!