There's nothing like eating a meal, making toast or a eating a sandwich with freshly baked bread.  Bread machines make it incredibly easy to make a fresh loaf of bread in 3 hours or less.  Through a lot of experimentation, I came up with the perfect bread machine recipe for Challah bread.  Making the bread is simple: just add the ingredients in the order presented in this recipe and voila! you have a delicious loaf of Challah bread!  I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need the following ingredients to make a one and a half pound loaf of Heavenly Challah Bread in a bread machine:

6 ounces of warm water
3 medium or large eggs
3 tablespoons of unsalted sweet cream butter
3 tablespoons of honey
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
3 cups of bread flour
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons of poppy seeds
1 teaspoon of active dry yeast

You'll need some measuring cups, measuring spoons, and of course a bread machine.

I'm in the process of making this as my first loaf of bread in my new bread machine. I had a bread machine 10 years ago. But it is long gone. So I'm like a beginner again. My first mistake so far-I put all the ingredients in the bread pan and forgot to put on the kneading blade. I'm sure the rotor is going to be fun to clean later. So far what I noticed is that after the first kneading period there was a moderate amount of flour to one side not mixed in. I don't know if it's because I didn't spread the flour somewhat even in the machine. I'm also wondering if the small cart I have the machine on is not perfectly level. Or maybe that flour would have been incorporated on the next knead. But I didn't take the chance. After the 1st knead, I used a spoon to mix the leftover flour into the main flour ball. Right now I'm waiting anxiously for my 1st loaf to finish and staring at the mess I made of the kitchen. Wish me luck on this 1st loaf!!!
Came out great if anyone is interested!!
<p>The water is six ounces liquid.</p>
I have been making this recipe exactly like it says for about 2 years now. It comes out perfect every time. I have given it as gifts too. Thank you for making all your fails to give us the perfection. :)
<p>I make this all the time, but I only use the dough cycle of the bread machine and then after that cycle is done, I put it in a slightly oiled bowl, flip it over and cover it with plastic wrap till it doubles. Then I put it in an oblong 6x9x2 inch casserole dish that I coat with shortening..;..into the oven at 350 for 20 minutes and then tent foil over it for another 20 minutes. I love using this in 2&quot; wide slices, as I make a slit down the middle from the top, without going thru the sides and bottom and stuff it with flavored cream cheese and then dip it in my French toast batter.....sprinkle some powdered sugar on it and a couple of dollops of whipped cream....oh so good</p>
If I wanted to make this non-dairy (parve), could i use margarine, or should I use oil?<br><br>Will i be able to braid the dough and bake it in the oven as a traditional Challah?<br><br>Thanks.
Make this bread.You will not regret it. Like others I thought the dough a lot too wet. It barely held a dough ball kneading. In fact even reading all comments before making it...i was sure it was wrong. I added approx 2/3 cup more flour and an 1/8 extra teaspoon of yeast.It was still VERY sticky and dough still accumulated slightly under the kneading blades. I wanted to add more flour but resisted and i'm glad i did. It turned out amazing. Light and flavorful and easy to slice. I find it slightly on the sweet side and the texture is in the Challah family but its not quite. Still this egg bread is excellent. One of the best recipes i have found and made.
<p>This dough appears more like a heavy batter in your machine. Do not be disappointed or concerned, it will make a beautiful loaf of tender and delicious bread. It makes a great sandwich if you can keep yourself from eating it all before there is time to make a sandwich. I scraped down the sides of the pan after the first mixing.</p>
<p>Just made your bread this evening, and it came out great! I wanted to experiment before Friday, but I think I'll set the crust to light for Friday's bread instead of medium. Thanks again for the great recipe!</p>
We just tried this and failed :( our dough never turned into a fancy ball, just a yummy smelling puddle of goo. We tried adding more flour after the first rise (during the second kneading cycle) but with no luck. Everyone's loaves look so beautiful though, we'll give it another go! (We're bread machine newbies... so maybe we're missing something. If anyone has advice, we'd be glad to take it!)
And! spoke too soon, we decided to let it cook all the way till the end even though it never balled up, and ended up with some very good bread :D YAY!!!! Thanks for the great recipe!
Never seen it or bought it with poppy seeds. Looks great! <br>This bread makes some wicked french toast. <br>Challah at your boy!
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I just finished using your recipe to make my own rendition of Challah bread... I put a tablespoon of honey spread and 2 tablespoons of butter, used sesame seeds in lieu of poppy seeds (we ran out!). I also got really bored and made two different loaf renditions, haha. What else is there to do at 2:00 A.M. on a weekday? Plus, I'll just give them away. <br>Anywho, awesome recipe and thanks for contributing to Instructables!
Here we go... thanks again for the recipe!
This looks excellent! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe!
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This looks yummy and incredibly simple. Great pics!

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