Sweet Vanilla Challah

Sweet Tooth Mama

Here is the recipe for the Challah I made yesterday. It is a tried and true recipe, passed to me from my mother-in-law, who received it (I believe) from one of her dear sisters. It is perfect for making challah french toast with, delicious when eaten fresh out of the oven, and my favorite way to have it is toasted with butter and honey spread on top. It is also pretty. 🙂 It can easily be made diary-free by using shortening to grease the bowl and pan as opposed to butter (which I normally use).


Sweet Vanilla Challah

1 package active dry yeast* (scant tablespoon)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
6-7 cups flour
1 3/4 cups hot water
4 eggs lightly beaten
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tablespoon vanilla (vanilla paste works well too, especially if you do half and half)

Egg Wash:
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon…

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