This light and tender braided challah bread is both beautiful
Challah is perhaps my favorite homemade bread to bake, though I
only seem to make it for special occasions. I learned how to make
it in culinary school and I’ve been hooked ever since. I mean,
have you ever seen a more gorgeous loaf of bread?
This challah bread is so soft and tender, with a rich and
slightly sweet flavor. It’s a wonderful— and stunning—
accompaniment to a nice meal, but Challah also works really well
for french toast, bread pudding, and even sandwiches.
If baking a loaf of bread like this makes you nervous, relax!
Even though it looks super fancy, it’s not necessarily any more
difficult than other bread recipes. I first shared this braided
Challah recipe in 2009, but today I’m giving it a complete
overhaul with more information and resources. The recipe is exactly
the same though, it’s tried and true! (more…)