Challah Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2011
Absolutely delicious! I'm new to making bread, so cheated and used a breadmaker instead of doing it by hand. I just put all the wet ingredients into the maker first (beat the eggs), then added the dry ingredients, made a well in the flour and put in the yeast, then turned the breadmaker on. I must mention that I did add only 3/4 tsp of salt as 1tbsp seemed too much to me. I also used canola/olive oil instead of vegetable, as that is all I had in the pantry. An hour later, I had a beautifully risen and smooth ball of dough. I 'punched it down' just as the recipe instructed, and from that point on did as the recipe said (dividing it up, and braiding it). When the loaves were done rising, I topped with the beaten egg/water mixture, and sprinkled on a wealth of poppy seeds, then put them in the oven to bake. When the loaves came out of the oven they looked absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious! As a novice bread-baker, I am so proud of what I've been able to make. This really is a fantastic, fool-proof recipe. The dough was smooth and elastic, and once baked the bread was super light, fluffy and airy. It turned out perfectly, although perhaps next time I'll add a tad more sugar as it lost a lot of sweetness after the baking (the dough tasted sweet but once cooked it wasn't as sweet). I'm not sure whether I would have been quite as successful had I attempted to do it by hand, but it's good to know that the breadmaker can be an effective aide. Will definitely make this again!
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Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2011
This tastes nothing like a good challah loaf. It is too dense, and is basically sweetened white bread.
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Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2011
This bread is a little less sweet than the challah I am used to, but it is still absolutely delicious. It has the perfect texture and color. It makes a beautiful four braid loaf. I may add some honey the next time I make it, but then again, I may not. I loved it.
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Living In: Peabody, Massachusetts, USA
Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2011
I loved this recipe. It is easy to make and fun for kids to make. I loved this recipe
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Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2010
Not only was this easy to make, it was easy to eat as well! I divided the bread up into 6 portions and braided it all together for a unique look!
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Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2007
This is very good bread and was simple to make. I enjoyed the process. The dough was smooth and silky. I used one cup of whole wheat flour and canola oil instead of vegetable. These baked up so nice and pretty. Great recipe.
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Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2007
This recipe was fairly quick and easier to follow than other Challah recipes I have found. It didn't taste like a traditional Challah. The sugar in it was barely noticeable once baked. It tasted like a very dense white bread. It still was very good and looked beautiful. Just not "sweet" enough for my Challah tastes.
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Living In: Methuen, Massachusetts, USA

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