Challah Bread

Throughout the year, Challah Bread is formed into an intricate braid. On Rosh Hashana, it is made round as a symbol of the Circle of Life. You certainly do not have to be Jewish to enjoy this delicious bread. Easily doubled for large gatherings – but do make sure you have a very large mixing bowl! This recipe is courtesy of Carol Osterman.

Makes one large loaf
Prep time: 4-5 hours
Baking time: 1 hour


2 cups Warm (not hot) Water
1 T plus 1 1/2 t Active Dry Yeast
1 1/2 t Sugar
4 Eggs
1 Cups Sugar
3/4 cups canola or vegetable Oil
1 T Kosher Salt
2 1/2 lb plus 1 cup, of Bread Flour
2 egg yolks Read More