Round  Challah

Challah is a traditional Jewish bread served on Shabbat and holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah. With a soft and fluffy interior and a golden brown crust, this Challah is way better than any store-bought version.

Shaping round challah may look complicated, however, with my easy-to-follow instructions, you'll be on your way to delicious bread with a gorgeous round shape in no time!

Fresh bread is a dream! This bread has the consistency of a brioche bread due to the addition of the eggs and egg yolks. It's perfectly fluffy and soft making it great for French toast!

This is a simple, 4-strand round loaf. Details about how to shape this traditional round challah are included on the blog. I've also made a video for those who prefer that!

If you're looking to make the dough ahead of time, after the first rise and after shaping, place the dough in the fridge for the second rise and bake in the morning

Unlike most Challah recipes, this one begins by making a flour paste known as a tangzhong. This is simply a mixture of flour and water that's heated, or pre-cooked, to form a paste.

Enjoy learning to bake up a beautiful challah loaf with this round design. The instructions will help you  be confident in baking challah as well as achieve a WOW loaf to share with family this holiday season!

This round challah is sure to impress and will be enjoyed by all!