Even if you are not a vegan or have no problem using eggs in your diet, this recipe will probably become your favorite one ever. After receiving endless compliments you’ll want to make this eggless, fluffy challah every week. Its texture is soft, the flavor is not too sweet, and it’s an amazing accompaniment to all your dips and salads around the table. (Please see notes at the bottom for best results).
Baking is not my thing necessarily if to be honest, but making bread definitely brings more joy to my journey than making a tray of cookies or cake. I’m all about cooking like a free spirit. And because Challah is something that I DO bake on a weekly basis, mainly on Wednesdays to be specific, I have learned to welcome, enjoy and perfect the process. And If you have baked challah in your life, NOTHING can beat the moment when you pull it out of the oven. The smell in the house is simply irresistible. And often time I find myself devouring a whole roll all by myself, because I simply cant help it.
C). Let rise for at least 45 minutes. Brush challahs with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds or whatever toppings you love.
D). Preheat your oven to 375F (I use the convection feature) for 15 minutes before you insert the first tray. Lower the heat to 350 F. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden. Take out and let cool completely.
VEGAN EGG WASH SUBSTITUTE: Mix 1/3 cup natural date syrup (Silan), with 2 tsp oil and 1 Tbsp water. Mix very very well and brush on the challahs. Sprinkle sesame seeds and place them in the oven.
If you are loving simple eggless recipes, you definitely want to check this colorful Eat the Rainbow Vegan Garden Pizza, as well as this kid-friendly
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6 strand on the top, 4 strand on the bottom
3 strands on the bottom left, round 3 strand on the right
Knot on the top left, woven challah on the top right, round challah on the bottom left
A few more important notes to know:
I usually don’t use white flour in my house for other bakings other than challah. I would usually combine white and whole spelt instead of white. BUT, it took years until I transitioned to these healthier flours as you need to learn how to work with them.
Using High Gluten Flour WILL give you the best results for this challah bread recipe! Because there are no eggs in the dough, the gluten will help us achieve more air and fluffiness
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