Challah French Toast

Hello! Remember that challah? Well, as delicious as it was, it’s getting kind of stale now. So what better to do then to make challah french toast?

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Chocolate Chip Challah

Hello! For those of you who go to temple… You know challah. Challah is challah. You either get it right or wrong, there isn’t an inbetween. I hope you enjoy my challah recipe. It is chocolate chip after all. 🙂

For those of you who don’t go to temple but are really curious what challah is… Challah is a beauty. It is like a giant braided roll with a touch more sweetness than usual and has a special flavor that I associate with challah, despite the fact it is just a sweet yeast-y taste. Awesome things about challah that you should know about eating challah: Challah is very good dipped into grape juice. Challah is meant to be teared off (hence the braiding) and shared with others. Challah can be eaten at any time (awesome right?) but is usually served for shabbat (Friday night at sunset to Saturday night at sunset… Jewish holy day). Challah is spectacular. It is food heaven in a bite. Expecially chocolate chip challah. Which I made today.

For those of you GEEKS: Let me tell you something about challah. We were best friends during Shabbat. I know, right? It’s so embarrassing. I don’t even… Whatever. So then during Passover, I started going out with my first unleavened-friend matzah who was totally gorgeous but then he moved to Indiana, and challah was like, weirdly jealous of him. Like, if I would blow her off to hang out with matzah, she’d be like, “Why didn’t you call me back?” And I’d be like, “Why are you so obsessed with me?” So then, for my passover party, which was an all-bread pool party, I was like, “Challah, I can’t invite you, because I think you’re yeast bread.” I mean I couldn’t have a yeast bread at my passover party. There were gonna be unleavened rolls there in their *baking suits*. I mean, right? She was a YEAST BREAD. So then her mom called my mom and started yelling at her, it was so stupid. And then she dropped out of school because no one would talk to her, and she came back in the fall for high school, all of her hair was cut off and she was totally weird, and now I guess she’s on chocolate chips. If you’ve never watched Mean Girls go educate yourself. Now. 

Ok. In all honesty, this is not even my family recipe. I based this off of this Kindergarten Challah recipe. As for the actual braid a beautiful instruction for 3, 4 and 6 strand braiding can be found here as well as my version for the 3 and 4 strand below.

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How to Braid a Four-strand Challah

Hello! This post is to show how to braid a challah with four strands. Here we go:

Begin by seperating your loaf dough into 4 pieces. Set three aside and roll one out.

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Roll this into a snake and stretch the snake as far as you can until its equal throughout  in diameter and about 1/2 inch.

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Repeat with other three strands.

Grab the most left strand and weave it through in the pattern over under over.

Repeat with next most left strand.

Continue pattern until you have reached the end, then tuck the ends underneath the challah in a small twist.

Flip around and repeat on other side.

Hope I helped. 🙂

-Redheadedwhovian

How to Braid a Three-strand Challah

Hello! This post is to show how to braid a challah with three strands. Here we go:

Begin by seperating your loaf dough into 3 pieces. Set two aside and roll one out.

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Roll this into a snake and stretch the snake as far as you can until its equal throughout  in diameter and about 1/2 inch.

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Repeat with other two strands.

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Grab the most right strand and throw it over the middle.

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Grab the most left strand and throw it over the middle. Then, the most right strand and throw it over the middle. photo 1 (3)

Continue pattern until you have reached the end, then tuck the ends underneath the challah in a small twist. photo 2 (3)

Flip around and repeat onother side.

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Hope I helped. 🙂

-Redheadedwhovian