Three-Strand Braided Challah
Traditionally served on Shabbat or other Jewish celebrations, this braided challah is easy to make
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time5 mins
Resting Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
- 1 recipe challah bread dough see Recipe Notes
- 1 large egg beaten
Weigh the dough and portion out 3 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a long rope. Lay all the ropes side by side on a lightly floured surface and pinch them together at the top.
Take the right strand and have it jump over the middle strand…it’s now the middle strand
Take the left strand and have it jump over the middle strand…it’s now the middle strand
Continue the pattern, alternating between the right and left strands, until all the strands are braided.
Tuck ends under and brush with the beaten egg.
Transfer to a half sheet pan lined with a Silpat or parchment paper.
Let rest in a warm place for 45 minutes before baking.
Brush with the beaten egg again and sprinkle on any desired toppings. Bake as directed
You can find my time-tested recipe for challah here
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