Challah Extravaganza

Yesterday and today, I made challah.  It’s an overnight recipe.  I had too many egg yolks in the fridge, and this is one way that I cope.

It made eight loaves total:  2 plain, 2 filled with the caramel I use for caramel rolls, 2 with apricot jam and chocolate chips (babka bread), and 2 with almond cream cheese filling.

The caramel leaked out all over the oven and cookie sheet (and of course, I wasn’t forethoughtful enough to use a lipped sheet), so we rescued as much as possible by using what was left on the pan as a dip.


The rest seem to have turned out all right.

challah extravaganza

The Challah recipe is from Peter Reinhart’s “Artisan Breads Every Day“.  I use a tablespoon of salt instead of the teaspoon he calls for, and I sub out whole wheat flour for half of the white that he calls for.

I roll out the dough on the table and cut it into strips; if I’m filling it, I spoon the filling into the middle of the strip and seal it up before I braid.  Usually this works.

challah varieties

Nobody seems to mind if it doesn’t.



About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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