Challah bread is one of my favourite bread recipe to make since it is really easy! I also love it because you can cut the challah into very thick slices and make the BEST french toast with it!! Most people eating challah eat it with their meals, so think like a dinner roll. You can also enjoy it for breakfast or make it into a sandwich for lunch.
WHAT IS CHALLAH? AND HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE IT?
Challah bread is an egg and yeast leavened bread that was created by the Jews and consumed during Sabbath and holidays. The word challah means “loaf” and comes from the Yiddish language and it is pronounced – hallah.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHALLAH AND BRIOCHE BREAD?
A lot of people often wonder what the difference between challah and bricohe bread is. Challah does not contain any dairy in the recipe which is important for it being kosher. In Jewish traditions, to keep kosher, you cannot eat diary with meats together. Since challah is eaten with meals, it has to contain no dairy in the recipe. Brioche, another delicious bread does contain butter making it not kosher.
The recipe is quite easy, the most important part is making sure your yeast is still active. When you mix your yeast with warm water and sugar, within 10 minutes, you should see it foaming and bubbling. If you don’t see this, your yeast is likely not active anymore and you will need to get a new batch of yeast.
Have you tried making bread before? What is your favourite type of bread to make? Comment below, I would love to hear! If you made this challah recipe, tag me on Instagram so I can see your lovely creation @joyceofcooking!