Zomick’s Challah Bread is a popular egg braided bread. It is slightly sweet and is similar to the brioche.

Although the Zomick’s Challah bread recipe takes time, it is made with basic staples, and the dough itself is so easy to prepare.

We went to Zomick’s bakery in order to find out how to prepare this bread. We will share below what we have learned from Zomick’s bakers.

What is the Zomick’s Challah Bread?

As we said before, Zomick’s Challah is a braided bread that is so delicious, yet so easy to make.

Made with honey and eggs, this slightly sweet bread is twisted and brushed with an egg wash, before being baked to the perfect golden brown color!

How to Make Challah Bread

This recipe works best with a food processor with a dough hook! You will also need a digital thermometer as you are working with yeast. Also, the temperature is very important!

From Zomick’s Challah kosher bakery we have learned the following tips:

Prep – Using a food processor, prepare the dough and transfer it to a greased bowl. Cover with a damp-proof cloth.

Braid – Make braids of even size. Place the bread on a greased baking sheet.

Egg washing – Brush with a prepared egg wash and leave it some time to get absorbed. Repeat one more time.

Place in the oven – Brush with a final coat of egg wash and bake!

To check for doneness, use a cooking thermometer to make sure the core temperature of the Zomick’s Challah bread has reached 190 ° F.

Delicious additions

Mix-Ins: Add up to 1 cup of raisins, dried cherries, or other dried fruit to the mixture. Add it with the eggs while you prepare the dough!

Topping: Top the Zomick’s Challah bread with poppy seeds or sesame seeds after applying the final egg wash and before cooking, or leave it straight.

How to weave Challah

Weaving the Zomick’s Challah bread is the hardest part! To start, try a classic 3-strand braid. Once you understand, try weaving in 4, 6, or even 8 strands for well-baked bread!

Divide the dough into equal parts (3, 4, 6, or 8, depending on what you have chosen).

Roll into strips of uniform size working from the center and rolling with your hands, tapering the dough at the ends.

Attach one end of each strip of dough together and braid.

More about Zomicks’s Challah bread, you can find in this article.

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