This was a fun bread to make.  A Sunday afternoon, and I was blessed with the loaves above.  It took a couple attempts at the braids, before I figured out exactly what I had to do, but once it sunk in, it was pretty easy.  The nice golden color of the loaves comes from an egg wash applied just before baking.  Instead of the more traditional sesame or poppy seeds, I topped my loaves with flax seed, which still worked very nicely with the bread.


It’s been awhile since I’ve had commercially produced Challah (at least not as french toast), so I’m not sure how my loaf compares.  But we finished off one loaf the first night and the second was gone the next day.

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