The Crafts of Mommyhood hosted our May challenge and she taught us all how to make challah bread. She grew up in a traditionally Jewish household and this was something she had every week. She wanted to share the beautiful, tasty, and actually-not-so-hard-to-make bread with all of us.
I tested out the simplest recipe she gave us called Easy Challah. This bread has a bit of sugar in it which gives is a delectable sweetness and a few eggs which make it richer than your typical dough. Other than that, it's pretty much like making any other bread dough. Once it has risen the first time you get to braid it. That's the fun part. I tried a six-strand braided loaf and a round braided loaf. I think they both turned out STUNNING! And, even better, it tasted great! I had planned on saving some to turn into french toast the next day (Challah makes great french toast.) but we gobbled it ALL UP!
I highly recommend giving this bread a try. Everyone will be impressed with your baking skills if you do! To see lots of challah pictures and to find more recipes skip on over to the Daring Kitchen.