The problem is my family doesn’t seem to know what leftover bread or day old bread is. It doesn’t exist. I make bread, I serve bread, we eat bread until it is all gone. Homemade bread isn’t something that we savor or get the luxury of enjoying day after day. My family is a bunch of bread eating crazies…we love our bread. Sometimes I pull it out of the oven, it cools for a few minutes and it is gone before I can serve it with dinner. It’s drastic around here, seriously.
Challah is one of my favorite breads to make and to eat. This slightly sweet bread with a tender, crispy outer crust doesn’t last long in our house. I imagine Challah does go perfectly in bread pudding or French toast. I hear it also makes some pretty darn tasty homemade croutons. Try a loaf and see… can you make Challah last longer than a day in your house?
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Recipe: Bread Machine Challah (Slightly adapted from Betty Crocker.com)
- 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 1/4 cup bread flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- Place all ingredients except egg yolk, cold water and final 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt into your bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
- Select Dough/Manual cycle.
- Once dough cycle is complete, Grease large cookie sheet. Divide dough into thirds. Roll each third into 13-inch rope. Place ropes side by side; braid ropes gently and loosely, starting at the middle. Pinch ends to seal; tuck ends under braid. Place on cookie sheet. Cover and let rise in warm place about 45 minutes or until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
- Heat oven to 375ºF. Mix egg yolk and cold water; brush over loaf. Sprinkle with remaining Kosher salt. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown.