Heavenly Challah Bread

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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.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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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.

eoniverse23 days ago
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.
boogiewu1 month ago

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.

SherylL15 months ago

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!

bhaluk1 year ago
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!)
bhaluk bhaluk1 year ago
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!
Pat_Maroney2 years ago
Never seen it or bought it with poppy seeds. Looks great!
This bread makes some wicked french toast.
Challah at your boy!
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.
Anywho, awesome recipe and thanks for contributing to Instructables!
S1893 years ago
Here we go... thanks again for the recipe!
S1893 years ago
This looks excellent! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe!
angelabchua4 years ago
This looks yummy and incredibly simple. Great pics!