Sunday, March 30, 2008

Holla!!! (aka Challah Bread)

I had to use the above title in honor of Joe. I had printed out two bread recipes and was debating on which to try. I asked Joe if he would prefer Italian bread or challah, to which he responded "Holla!!!" and then asked what challah bread was. I love challah, so I decided to go with his choice. This bread is super delicious and tastes just like a nice bakery loaf of challah, even though its not it the traditional braided shape. Plus the whole thing is made in the bread machine so it requires little effort. Based on the reviews on All Recipes, I heated the milk in the microwave and melted the butter into it before adding it to the bread machine. I also upped the sugar and used closer to half a cup to make sure the bread was sweet enough. I thought it came out perfect - I will definitely make this again soon!

Bread Machine Challah

3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
3 tablespoons margarine
3 cups bread flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Add ingredients to the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
Select Basic Bread and Light Crust settings. Start.


Hallie Fae said...

Did you use butter or margarine as the recipe says?

I wish I had a bread machine to make things easier, every time I make Challah its an all day event.

Brooke said...

I used regular butter - it was easier! It came out fine. :)