This afternoon I attempted making challah or egg bread. Challah is a traditional bread eaten on the sabbath. I’m not Jewish but I have eaten my fair share of this wonderful sweet bread. When we lived in New York I would pick up two loaves on friday nights for the weekend. I would eat half of the first loaf on the way home. I’m salivating dreaming of the warm sweet bread studded with chocolate chips crumbling inside the bag as I shoved bites inconspicuously into mouth on the train ride home. The remainder became Sunday morning french toast.
I need more practice braiding but overall not so bad for the first try. The bread is delicious. The loaf at the very bottom is for Sunday morning french toast. I used golden raisins in the french toast loaf which is amazing paired with maple syrup. Above and below photos of the two loaves I made. Greg help braid a loaf—his looks fancier then mine. He’s excellent at tying knots so I though challah braiding might be up his alley.
I used Smitten Kitchen’s recipe found here. Happy Weekend!