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Honey Challah

Honey Challah and Honey Challah with Raisins

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It is festive in appearance and taste with a subtle sweetness.

Place this beautifully braided bread on a platter or bring it as a host or hostess gift. The paper-thin shiny crust pulls apart easily from the doughy inside. All bites are light and delicious. Also available with raisins. The Minnetonka bakery shapes them as a knot on Fridays.

Serving Suggestion

Also Perfect for

  • Brunch
  • Passing with dinner
  • Using in recipes
  • Serving at a festive occasion
  • Gift giving
Serves 12

Recipe:

Challah French Toast

Adapted from The Shiksa in the Kitchen

12 slices Challah, sliced 1-inch thick (cut larger slices in half)
1 cup lowfat milk
3 eggs
¼ cup flour
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1–2 tablespoons rum, Kahlua or Grand Marnier (optional)
¼ cup unsalted butter

This recipe works best with day-old or slightly stale Challah bread. If your bread is fresh, you can take some of the moisture out by placing the slices on a baking sheet and putting them in a preheated 350° oven for 10 minutes, flipping the slices once halfway through cooking. This will dry the bread out a bit, which will help it soak up the moisture from the milk and egg mixture. Don’t worry if you don’t have time for this step. Fresh bread works too.

In a blender, combine the milk, eggs, flour, banana, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and rum or liqueur (optional). Blend for a few seconds until well mixed. Pour the liquid mixture into a shallow baking dish or pie plate.

Soak your slices of Challah in the liquid for about 60 seconds, turning once, until the bread is nicely saturated on both sides. This should be done in batches.

Heat your skillet over medium heat and grease it with 2 tablespoons butter.

Fry the toast in two batches of 6 slices each.

Let the slices brown nicely on each side for 3–5 minutes. Keep the heat on medium (or a little lower) to make sure the toast cooks through but doesn't burn.

When the first batch of toast is cooked, regrease the pan with remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and fry the second batch.

Plate the French toast and garnish with powdered sugar, using a mesh strainer.

Serve Challah French Toast hot with your favorite toppings. Some of our favorites include butter, maple syrup, berries, caramelized bananas or fresh whipped cream.

Nutrition Information for Honey Challah

Ingredients: unbleached-unbromated wheat flour, water, honey, salt, yeast

Serving size: 1/2” slice

80 calories

0 g total fat

130 mg sodium

17 g carbs

1 g fiber

2 g sugar

Nutrition Information for Honey Challah with Raisins

Ingredients: unbleached-unbromated wheat flour, water, raisins, honey, salt, yeast

Serving size: 1/2” slice

80 calories

0 g total fat

130 mg sodium

17 g carbs

1 g fiber

2 g sugar

Availability

Honey Challah is available Fridays in Edina and Minnetonka, and Thursdays and Fridays in St. Paul.

Be sure to try the variation with raisins each bakery makes.

Also available as a knot in Minnetonka on Fridays.