Challah is a braided bread that is eaten by a lot of different cultures, but is likely most known to be eaten the Jewish culture to celebrate some religious holidays. It can be a three or six stranded braid, and can also be shaped into a ring. I went with the classic loaf, and made the braid six strands.
I was surprised at how basic the ingredients were for such a pretty bread: flour, eggs, oil, yeast, and sugar. Pretty simple!
After braiding the dough, I had to let it rise again. I think waiting was the hardest part. I was so excited to see the finished product, haha. After it had risen, I brushed the loaf with egg wash and popped that bad boy right into the oven.
After about 15 minutes, my house bean to smell amazing, like a sweet yeast-ish scent. Yum.
Once the challah cooled, I was ready to slice it and make my own version of Panera Bread’s Bacon Turkey Bravo sandwich!
Have I ever mentioned that I love baking?!