Sweet Challah Bread


Sweet Challah Bread is an absolutely delicious sweet bread with a soft, rich flavor.  Not to mention how gorgeous it looks…who thought bread could be pretty ??  One of the reasons this bread is special, is allowing it to rise three times, this gives the yeast more time to develop and  resulting in a rich flavor.

Although Sweet Challah Bread is best served the day it’s made, you can still make it the day before.  Once the bread is cooled completely, wrap in plastic wrap and then in foil, and store at room temperature.


Yield: 1 large loaf or 2 smaller loaves

Prep Time: 35 minutes + rising times

Cook Time: 45 minutes

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Sweet Challah Bread via Recipe Girl



  • One .25-ounce envelope active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 to 115 degrees F), divided
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds, optional


Full Directions here.



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