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Sweet Challah Recipe Tips
Can you let challah rise overnight?
Yes. You can leave your challah in the refrigerator overnight during the first rise for a slower process that will help the bread develop a great flavor. Be careful with the second rise, though—leaving it for too long can cause the loaf to collapse and give it a dense texture.
Why is my challah dry?
If your challah is dry, it could be because you added a little too much flour. Next time, let your dough stay sticky! It may be a little harder to work with, but sticky dough means you've used just the right ratio of water, oil and flour.
How can I use leftover challah?
This sweet challah recipe is a blessing in the leftover department. Slice it up and use it in challah French toast
, cube it for a bread pudding
or toast it and use it to add a sweet note to a savory egg sandwich
What makes challah bread different?
Ingredient-wise, the eggs and honey in challah
make it different from a standard bread. Culturally, challah is an important part of the Jewish Shabbat ritual, as well as other holidays such as Rosh Hashanah. Braided loaves can symbolize love or represent other aspects of Jewish tradition.
1 slice: 125 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.