Thursday, October 16, 2008

Whole Wheat Challah

Another wordless ones, folks. Because! You know! The moving and all!

Anyway, I hereby present, JS's whole wheat challah!

I think I used this challah recipe from, but mixing whole wheat and regular flours. But of course, knowing me, I may have changed some other things around, seeing as I can't follow recipes.

The result, though my memory is a little fuzzy as this seems so very long ago, was "OK." The crust seemed a little hard, so I don't know if that was how it was supposed to be. Also, this bread was very large.

It's bigger than kiddie #3!

It was HUGE! Seeing as it was so very large and we're not really bread-eaters, the majority of this went untouched. However, I didn't throw it away, no, I didn't! Stay tuned.

This Whole Wheat Challah was made into Challah Bread Pudding with Blueberries and Cardamom.

Breads we've done from the book:
Artisan Deli-Style Rye Bread
Swedish Limpa Bread
European Peasant Loaf
Olive Oil Bread with Onions and Olives

Other breads we've made before:
No-Knead Bread, Two Kinds
Sesame Seed Buns
Potato Cornmeal Foccacia
Whole Wheat Challah


  1. I can't wait to see what you turned it into!

  2. Throwing some mystery there? He, he, the bread itself looks amazing! Super! Perfecto!

  3. Looks great... Like a baby swaddled in blankets. I wanna bite its head off.

  4. OH! That's gorgeous.
    I love making challah around the holidays, but I haven't attempted a whole wheat version. This is definitely getting some press at our house!

  5. Wow, that is a beautiful loaf of bread! I've never attempted a callah.

  6. Ooh, look at all the stretchy gluten and shiny crust! That is awesome. I wonder if I'll ever make a bread as beautiful.

  7. your whole wheat challah look good to me!! soft healthy bread with wheat must try soon

  8. this challah would make an amazing bread pudding!

  9. Sometimes the crusts on Challah are a little... 'crusty.' I used to get a loaf of the stuff every Friday when I worked at a Jewish school. I love the stuff! Hope the moving is going well!!

  10. Beautiful loaf of Challah! There is nothing like homemade bread. I make a baked French Toast that uses Challah for the recipe. I like the idea of whole wheat and going to save this recipe. Thanks!

  11. Núria:
    Well, it's nothing too exciting, but I should at least build it up a bit, right? ;)

    Exactly! It was *very* baby-esque. Haha, is it a bad sign that I don't find that statement at all disturbing? Sure, bite its head off! Teehee.

    Lori Lynn:
    Thanks! That braid can make anything look pretty.

    maybelle's mom:
    I didn't remember exactly how challah's supposed to taste. I think in my memory it was sweeter/softer. So, "OK." =)

    Karen Dar Woon:
    You called it! This was made into bread pudding.

    Oh, OK. So it's OK for it to be a little "crusty"; I had forgotten how challah's supposed to be. Thanks!

    Thanks. Tell us how it goes with the whole wheat.

  12. look at you guys going on jewish on me!

    i have never made one of these... and that is one amazing loaf. it makes great french toast...

  13. The last time I made challah, I used half the recipe to make a loaf (so it was smaller than yours) and the other half to make babka - a chocolate challah swirl. Delicious!

  14. Just discovered your wonderful and inspiring blog where No Bread is Impossible to Make. I've always made a challah for holidays here in the USA but for Xmas I wanna make my first whole-wheat challah. Thanks for sharing your recipe & your gorgeous looking braid. I'm gonna try using ALL whole wheat flour including whole wheat pastry flour. The goal is "lightness" and also good nutrition. - Ruth Z Deming

  15. ceF:
    I think we need to redo this. I think I'm going to like all white flour here. Shhh, don't tell anyone. Teehee.

    Thanks for the tip!

    Thanks for visiting! =)


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