Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Delicious Dish Tuesday: Homemade Challah Bread

Welcome to another week of Delicious Dish Tuesday... This week I am sharing my Challah Bread with you...This was a hit with my family... I hope you enjoy it as much as we did... Also make sure you stop by the host's pages to see the great recipes they are showing and their favorite picks from last weeks recipes submitted Amanda of Coping with Frugality and Alesha of Full Time Mama...  

For Easter this year I decided to try and make some Challah Bread for our Easter Dinner. This bread turned out so good and was a huge hit at the dinner and is now being requested so I thought I would share the recipe with all of you. 

Challah Bread

(you need a bread machine for this recipe)

2 large eggs + 1 large egg white
5 ounces warm water
2 1/2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3 cups bread flour
1 package active dry yeast

What You Do:

1. Put 2 eggs, water, oil, honey and vanilla into a bread machine. Add salt, sugar and flour. Make a well in the flour and add yeast. Run bread machine on dough setting. 

2. When done, put bread on lightly floured surface and knead 1 minute. Make 3 equal ropes of dough and braid on a parchment-lined baking pan. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let it rise for 45 to 75 minutes, or until nearly doubled. 

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Brush challah with beaten egg white. Bake for 25 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 190 degrees. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Rising time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Yield: 1 large Challah


  1. i LOVE Challah!! so good! I haven't made at home before. I should try!!

  2. Is it weird that I have never heard of Challah bread? I am so curious now, I want to make some! Thanks for sharing.

  3. It sounds wonderful!! Honey AND Vanilla in it along with the sugar...YUM! Totally want to try this. I'm sure I can figure it out even though I don't have a bread machine ;-)