How to Make Challah: A Step-By-Step Guide for Beginners

Challah is the one bread that you enjoy looking at almost as much as you enjoy eating. This classic eggy, slightly-sweet bread is rife with symbolism, representing home, family, and tradition.

There are so many ways to braid challah, but for the beginners out there, this illustration will get started.

Challah Web

Ready to make your own? Here are some of our favorite challah recipes:

Classic Challah Recipe
Challah with a Chinese Twist
Savory Za’atar Challah
The Ultimate Gluten-Free Challah

Illustration by Aly Miller.

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