An extremely tasty braided challah loaf. This bread freezes extremely well after baking, just defrost in a ziploc bag with the zipper open.
I put in some whole wheat flour in place of some of the bread flour, and used 1/2 cup honey in place of the sugar. Realistically, this makes 3 or 4 loaves, not just 2! Great taste! I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor of the salt in the topping! I braided both loaves differently, for variety's sake! I'll be making this again! - 10 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Delish! First time ever making a braided bread and I'm so happy with the results. It was light and fluffy and sweet. - 22 Nov 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I used my bread machine to mix the dough and it was pretty tricky since it was overflowing, but I'm glad I did it! I let it cycle through the dough setting while following the directions until Step 2 when I took it out and let it rise in a huge bowl. My loaves looked like they came from a fancy bakery! I love the way the inside is twisted and has an airy texture. I'm going to make it again and serve it with veggie cream cheese! - 31 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)