How to Braid Challah for Shabbat, Holidays or Anytime

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It’s a new year, and if braiding challah has always scared you away from the task, then now is the time to take the bull by the horns, or the dough by its, well, doughy-ness.

Braiding challah can seem complicated, and it definitely takes practice to create a beautiful final product. But that’s precisely why we have created this how-to video, to help you conquer the art of braiding challah for any occasion.

In the video you will see how to braid a simple three strand challah, a knotted roll (great for Shabbat lunch sandwiches, or things like pulled brisket sandwiches for football-viewing), a six strand challah (perhaps one of the most coveted and complicated braiding techniques to master) and a unique six strand “basket weave” round challah that will be the centerpiece of any holiday celebration.

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You can use any challah recipe you like with these techniques. Here are a few of our favorites:

Basic challah

Za’atar and garlic challah

Honey whole wheat challah

Bread machine challah

Pumpkin challah

Make sure to show us your creation by posting on our Facebook page or tagging #noshthis on Twitter and Instagram.  Happy braiding!

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