"Challah, the delicious and beautiful braided bread traditionally served at the Friday night Jewish Sabbath meal, is made with the addition of whole wheat, and sweetened with honey. This slow-rise recipe is designed for flexibility, so split-second timing isn't necessary. This is a wonderful bread for a first-time breadmaker. Braid with a 3 or 4-strand braid, and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds." — Bracha
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active dry yeast
2 1/8 cups
warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
honey, or more to taste
bread flour, or more if needed
whole wheat flour, or more if needed
This bread was easy to make and very flexible in it's rising time which is nice! The only tip I have is begin braiding in the middle of thethe loaf and braid out to each end (I find it easier to make a good looking loaf this way!) My only complaint was that the bread was denser and heavier then I expected Challah to be but that is because of the whole wheat flour... I shouldn't have been surprised :) Thanks for adding a good whole wheat bread recipe that is pretty enough to grace any dinner table!
This is our favorite challah! I only made two other types before but once we found this recipe, well, it's always a winner. Sure, it's dense because of the wheat but it's SO tasty. I like to add some extra honey and sometimes add honey to the egg wash.
Absolutely delicious and healthy too! I wouldn't change a thing. Makes great French toast and croutons, but trust me, it won't last that long. Thanks for sharing!
I am a mediocre bread maker but this turned out really great. I did have to about 1 cup more of each flour but thats how it goes sometimes. I sort of deflated one loaf when I brushed on the egg wash so make sure you take your time and apply is carefully.
Great recipe! Bread has a lovely texture. I usually use 2/3 c of honey to give a little more sweetness.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Honey Whole Wheat Challah
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 62
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