ISN’T IT PRETTY?!?!
When I saw a recipe that claimed to be easy challah, my reaction was…”sure, easy for some people, but for a bread novice like me not so much”. This was before I had ever really gotten into baking bread (several years ago), and this was really one of my earliest bread experiments. It went so well, it boosted my confidence for future yeast-based baking.
Seriously, this bread is just beautiful. And it’s not just beautiful, it’s amazingly soft and flavorful and perfect. And easy.
I’d never had challah bread before this, but basically it’s a yeast-leavened, lightly-sweet braided dough made with eggs, then brushed with an egg wash before baking. It can be soft or dense, made with many different grains, created into other shapes (spirals, circles, birds, etc.), but at its heart it’s just a slightly-sweet, eggy bread.
And I can’t imagine that it gets much better than this recipe! First-try bread recipes can be tricky sometimes, and rarely are they absolutely perfect the first time. But this easy challah recipe lived up to its name…it was super forgiving, the braiding was super easy, and the final product made me want to eat ALL THE BREAD. And I’m not even a bread person…
Let’s just look at it again, shall we???
Okay, moving on…
[Note: I’ve updated the instructions and photos, September 2019]
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