"Easy recipe for challah or egg bread using a bread machine. I use the light setting on my bread machine." — Suzy
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1 1/2 teaspoons
1 1/2 teaspoons
active dry yeast
The first time I made this bread following exactly the recipe, but when I looked at the dough in the machine it was VERY crumbly, so I had to put more milk. Since the bread was delicious, I tried it an other time (to give to my in-laws) and I tried it with an extra egg (3 instead of 2). The dough was perfect and everybody liked it very much!
I won't be trying this recipe again.Bread didn't rise and was crumbly.
I've tried a to make a number of challah recipes in my bread machine, and this is the first one that's turned out really well. The texture and taste are terrific. I prefer to use the bread machine to make the dough, and then braid the bread, let it rise for another hour or so, and bake it in a conventional oven for 35 minutes at 375 degrees. This recipe is also great with raisins added in.
Great challah- I add 1-2 extra Tbsp. sugar to it. I make it on the dough setting in my bread machine then let my kids braid it. Then I let in rise in a warm oven for an hour. Then glaze it with a mixture of one egg and 1 Tbsp water. I bake it for about 20-30 min. at 350. My family LOVES it!! Looks like I bought it from a bakery!!
This deserves 10 stars atleast!! Easily the best loaf of bread on this site. Rose nicely, has great texture & flavor. I scalded the milk, cooled it to 100 degrees & proofed the yeast in it with a pinch of sugar. I then added the 2 eggs & 3 T oil(instead of margarine). I poured that into the machine; combined all dry ingredients & poured that on top of the wet ingrediemts. Set on medium & voila! a beautiful loaf of bread!!
Thanks for the recipe. Didn't get a chance to turn it into a french toast breakfast. Family ate it out of the oven for dinner.
The first time you use it in the bread machine, don't use the delayed timer. Instead, watch the dough to see if it needs more or less milk. Should form a smooth, soft ball after kneading. Test the crust setting, it gets dark fast. Record this amount of milk and crust time for the next time. This prevents a dried out or blackened loaf. I found I needed a bit more milk and a medium crust on sweet dough cycle.
I've loved Challah ever since I worked for a Jewish family a few years ago and was introduced to this wonderful bread. I now live in a rural Nova Scotia town, and Challah bread isn't something one would usually come accross. Anyway, now I can make this in my bread machine, and I am delighted with the results!! I too did as another reviewer and set my machine to the dough cycle, so I could take the dough out, braid it, and bake it in a conventional oven. Once braided, brush the bread with a beaten egg,and sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. This is beautiful, great tasting Challah. Thanks Suzy for a wonderful recipe.
Excellant challah bread. Loaf just came out of machine and already half gone. I added 3/4 cup golden raisins and baked on sweet setting and light crust...came out perfect.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bread Machine Challah I
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 39
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