The Best Challah Bread Recipes

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Tamar Genger MA, RD
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It's challah time! Some like it cakey, some like it doughy, some like it savory, some like it sweet.  Jamie and Hadassah stick to their tried and true, each with a traditional recipe that will put most bakeries to shame.  However, I just can't do it.  I want my challah to be an adventure.  I love to experiment with complex flavors, varying textures, exotic mix-ins. Sometimes I make a dud, apologizing profusely to my guests while passing around packaged pita bread.  But most of the time, I am able to pull together a slice of heaven, leaving only a few scattered crumbs on the table.  Here are some delicious recipes from all of us at Joy of Kosher. Let us know what you think...

Jamie's Challah

Hadassah's Challah

and a few of  my favorites

Zaatar and Olive Challah

Fifty Percent Whole Wheat Challah

Caramelized Onion Challah

Apple Challah

Click to see all our Challah recipes including a spelt version from Levana and a gluten free option that is a fan favorite.

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