Ok. Before we go any further, I’m Catholic, not Jewish. But Catholicism does have its root in Judaism (Jesus was a Jew, after all), so I wanted to try my hand at a traditional Challah Bread this Easter. My mom also makes an amazing overnight French Toast with Challah every Easter, so I wanted to help out by bringing the bread, instead of having to track down somewhere to buy some.
After a lot of research, I decided to use this recipe from Tori Avey exactly as she made it (well, except for the blessing bit, like I said, not Jewish). The link also goes into a lot of the history of Challah Bread. It’s a fascinating read!
I really enjoyed making the Challah. It was incredibly time consuming, yet therapeutic all at the same time. And braiding the 6 stranded bread was actually a blast! If I had a few more hands, I think I’d braid my hair in the 6 strand braid!