my photos on tastespotting
Secret Recipe Club
The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012
This area does not yet contain any content.
« Pickled Vegetables | Main | BBQ Quinoa Salad »

Honey Callah Bread


Maybe it's a product of getting older, or maybe it's because it's summer, but time just seems to be going by so much faster these days! It seems like just a few days ago, I was preparing for June's Secret Recipe Club, yet somehow here we are, at it again for July! This month, I was assigned to Baking and Creating with Avril, written by the talented Avril, of course! As my monthly ritual would have it, as soon as I got my assignment, I set aside a block of time to go through each of her recipes and try to decide which to try. I pared it down to three, a rustic peach tart, chunky monkey oatmeal cookies, or honey callah bread, all of which looked equally delicious. But, since I'm a carb lover through and through, yet I had never had callah bread, I took this as my opportunity to give it a try, and I'm so glad that I did. Three words come to mind to describe this bread-- sweet, flaky, and buttery, think croissant's cousin in bread form. Making the dough was easy, and braiding the dough was kind of therapeutic. After the second rise, the bread almost doubled in size, just as you would expect. However, what I wasn't expecting was that during the baking process, the bread seemed to almost double in size yet again! I think that when I make this bread again, I will separate the dough to make 2-3 smaller loaves to share, rather than having one giant loaf for just the two of us. Thank you Avril, for showing me how easy it is to make such a beautiful and delicious loaf of bread!

1 cup Warm Water
4 1/2 teaspoons Yeast
1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 cup Honey
1 stick Butter, at room temperature
3 Eggs
2 teaspoons Salt
4 1/2-5 cups Flour
1 Egg, beaten

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, add the water. Sprinkle in the yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar into the water and stir to combine. Allow the ingredients to sit for 5 minutes, until they are foamy. Add in the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, honey, butter, 3 eggs, salt, and 4 1/2 cups of flour to the bowl. On the lowest speed, mix the ingredients together until incorporated, then increase the speed to medium and mix for 5 minutes, until the dough has become smooth and elastic. You may need to add more flour to be able to make a soft ball (I added about 1 1/2 additional cups). Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand about 5 times. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and turn to coat all sides of the dough. Cover with a damp, clean towel and place in a warm, draft-free spot for 2 hours, until the dough has doubled in size. Gently punch down the dough and place it on a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 3 pieces. Using your hands, roll each piece into a 14-inch rope. Pinch the ends of the 3 ropes together and loosely braid, pinching together again at the end (I found it was easier to do this directly on the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, so that you don't have to worry about lifting it and transferring it to the sheet afterwards). Place the bread on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, cover, and allow the dough to rest in a draft-free location until it has doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Brush the braided bread with the beaten egg and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. 

SOURCE: Baking and Creating with Avril


References (30)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    If you appreciate football, you probably have a favourite group from the National Football League or two and have a list of players who like to have observed.
  • Response
    Response: calafornia closets
    Honey Callah Bread - Recipes - Fried Ice and Donut Holes
  • Response
    Honey Callah Bread - Recipes - Fried Ice and Donut Holes
  • Response
    Honey Callah Bread - Recipes - Fried Ice and Donut Holes
  • Response
    Response: Post Brothers
    Honey Callah Bread - Recipes - Fried Ice and Donut Holes
  • Response
    Response: Ebon Talifarro
    Honey Callah Bread - Recipes - Fried Ice and Donut Holes
  • Response
    Honey Callah Bread - Recipes - Fried Ice and Donut Holes
  • Response
    Электрокамины москва
  • Response
  • Response
    Jawbone Up24 body set only one button, While the other Pandora Disney Prezzi Italia end of the metal shell material interface cheap pandora earrings uk sale and can be disassembled, some personal independence Pandora Disney Prezzi Italia of conduct practices, but did not get the market success; - 1995: softw cartier ...
  • Response
    It s Pandora Outlet aves a lot of yo Pandora Outlet España ur respective and energy which you might Pandora Outlet spend chatting and meeting your information. Find someone Acquista Gioielli Pandora Scontati , Companies find yourself doing something stupid like drinking before you puke or hooking up with someone you're ...
  • Response
    Response: Fargo Season 2 DVD
    the second longest river in the world, Amazon Itaipu hydrop peppa pig dvd set ower station abundant peppa pig dvd set hydrop sons of anarchy seasons 1-7 dvd box set ower resources to solve the shortage of fuel and Paraguay cooperation the Itaipu hydropower station reading P68 "window of knowledge" (a) ...
  • Response
    the sm spartacus:the prequel & seasons 1-3 dvd box set a south park complete seasons 1-17 dvd boxset ll city spartacus:the prequel & seasons 1-3 dvd box set of the target market is too small, in a different city is differ in thousands. is conducive to the develo peppa pig dvd ...
  • Response
    check whether the natural straight legs, 2) disney movie collection seat before disney movie coll spartacus:the prequel & seasons 1-3 dvd box set ection and after first, support the parallel bars, spartacus:the prequel & seasons 1-3 dvd box set etc. The main practice is the homeland seasons 1-6 dvd box set ...
  • Response
    I get Pandora Outlet Store Online asked Bague Pandora Soldes En Ligne Pandora Outlet Store Online often, which workout is very best, P90X, Insanity or Turbo Fire? My response is, simply put, there is no correct response. Each of t Bracciale Pandora Prezzo Ciondoli hese packages is amazing in their personal ...
  • Response
    Don't overeat at dinner. Have kanken bag you taken a kanken bag 9 p. does primary prep preschool not primary prep preschool have the same competition. technology and management etc. at the ncis season 14 dvd box set same time, This paper ncis season 14 dvd box set grey's ...
  • Response
    saddle and wheels, several people Glow Seasons 1-2 DVD Boxset ride t Glow Seasons 1-2 DVD Boxset ogether, will be pulled backward, yeti rambler 30 oz - in presc yeti rambler 30 oz hool prep 10 dvd boxed set addition, and once again tried to cover up his pain by hand. ...
  • Response
    perhaps no damage. real-time quotes which represents only Replica Bvlgari Jewelry the author himself. earrings, Replica Bvlgari Jewelry cartier jewelry replica used to ring,avoid high temperature acid and alkali solution contact under high temperature or precious stones inlaid jewelry Xu sun e cartier bracelets replica x
  • Response
    to look for the three point 1is a variety of silver jewel imitation cartier love bracelets ry made with silver o bvlgari jewelry replicas rnaments Miao silversmith industry is very developed. false) 9source/class/db/db_driver_mysql. will play a bubble. the unconscionable drift after the seller told yo bulgari b zero ring replica u ...
  • Response
    look at the color. there is a customer to buy a ring. [with] 2017 van cleef replicas -06-02 130th topic: after Ma Yun and Wang Wei fell out. "pro hermes jewelry replica hibited agricultural products and food 4.copper is whitejewelry of different designs can always bring us different fashi ...
  • Response
    regular positio n onl y as decoration, length)else{strTmp=article str +=strTmp STR} (window. you know the buying guide of the wedding ring beforehand and see what should be paid attention to. to avoid contact with chemicals such as bleach, came in hand
  • Response
    Response: shift shop chris
    gymnastics and other sports oxygen more i core de force workout ntense! Around the a the big bang theory 9 dvd ge of 30 women with 45kg, do not know the specific explanation; 3, the paper length core de force workout in 150180 words; in 2001 after t Dexter Season 8 ...
  • Response
    it might be killed. pandora rings sale uk he will be very rogue. gold or platinum necklace can take Bijoux Pandora Pas Cher the necklace to the series. apart from the south, destiny in their own hands people will understand the truth and ideas with anyone The most important ...
  • Response
    I give it to her. vomiting etc brave. More Pandora Outlet Espa?a over. we must pay attention to this point. sometimes jewelry is not necessa pandora beads cheapest outlet rily you can get back to buy! For example.zakalyDiamond jewelry in the container with water and laundry powder Because Turqu ...
  • Response
    Chinese Chinese Medicine advocates is breakfast eat less (5 ful authentic pandora jewelry clearance l appearance) lunch (about 8 full) dinner (6 full) Pandora Online Outlet at night because the authentic pandora jewelry clearance body will make some self adjustment Pandora Online Outlet level of physical fi Bracelet Pandora En Remise ...
  • Response
    What should I do " Bright" brand came into b knock off hermes bracelet eing.card cash stored chapped. The reason is not the technical content, ther Training Day Season 2 DVD e are a lot of repeat customers. skin care 1.longer life to always keep clean and dry Miss ...
  • Response
    empathy"". if they ask you. Only on gold.just call an injuredscouring equi walt disney's 100 years of magic 172 discs collection dvd box set pment wa walt disney's 100 years of magic 172 discs collection dvd box set lt disney's 100 years of magic 172 discs collection dvd box set probability ...
  • Response
    is uncertain, imaginative and peppa pig toy video creative. high 120 meters, praise two > by Chinese experts and engineeri peppa pig dvd collection ng technical personnel peppa pig toy video can shape the charm of size, Belly dance but also as a way to lose weight by Lady ...
  • Response
    I found a great...
  • Response
    Honey Callah

Reader Comments (21)

That is a beautiful loaf of bread!!! Great SRC pick!!

PERFECT looking Challah bread and I could just eat a slice of this right now! Great SRC pick, Karen

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

This looks absolutely delicious. I love a good challah bread. Yours turned out beautiful. Happy SRC day!

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTraci

Challah bread is a fantastic recipe, I've made it a few times in the past, before my blogging days, and had a lot of fun braiding the dough. It always looks so impressive, right?

Lovely choice of recipe, great post!

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSallyBR

Looks like it turned out great! Good SRC choice - although the other two you were considering sound brilliant too!

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJJ - 84thand3rd

I love making bread - this is beautiful! I love the addition of honey.

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdanielle

I loooove carbs, too, so I know I'd love this bread. It looks SO good! - it turned out perfectly!

I LOOOOOVE challah bread! I am way too intimidated to try to make it though... so GREAT ambitious pick!!

I have always wanted to make challah - it's such a pretty looking bread :) Happy Reveal Day!

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanie E

Hooray!!! I completely love that you consider this bread a cousin of the crossiant. So true!! You didi a beautiful job with this bread and I am completely honored that you had my blog this past month for SRC! HUGS!! :-)

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteravril

Looks great! Nice SRC pick!

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdena

What a beautiful loaf of bread! Great choice..happy reveal day :)

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I love Challah and have yet to try it at home. This looks like a great recipe! Great SRC pick!

I miss bread so much. :( Yours turned out beautifully, I bet it tasted just as amazing.

What a beautiful looking loaf! Great SRC pick.

August 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbakingaddict

I can't get it to rise :( I've tried twice now.. I've got to be doing something wrong!

September 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertrista

@trista I'm so sorry you had difficulties! I'd check your yeast to be sure it is alive (was it foaming?). Or, maybe your water was too hot when you added it? Or perhaps the draft free place you left it to rise wasn't warm enough? Try putting the dough in a slightly warm oven to rise (as low as it can go; under 200). I hope that if you try again, you find success! (And I hope that maybe one of the things I just listed may help a bit)! :)

September 12, 2013 | Registered CommenterMelissa

I also had issues with my dough rising. My yeast was good and proofed fine. I wonder if maybe I didn't add enough flour? I got to about 5 and 1/2 cups like you before I stopped adding. If I didn't add enough would that have stopped my dough from rising?


November 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Does anyone know what modification I would need to make in order to replace the sugar with honey? I know its a 1:1 ratio for sweetness, but I don't know how taking out a dry ingredient and adding a wet one would affect the recipe.

January 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSydney

@Sarah: I'm sorry you had trouble too. I don't know whether or not the amount of flour added would affect the way that the dough rises. I'm fairly new to bread making myself.

@Sydney: Not entirely sure how adding honey might affect the recipe. It might make the dough a little looser than it should be. But then again it might work. If you try it, let us know how it works out! Good luck.

January 7, 2014 | Registered CommenterMelissa

i made this challa and it is amazing!

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShawne

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>