Challah bread is one of my favorite breads to make. It is great right out of the oven and several days later. It also freezes really well. Any basic Challah bread recipe works well but I used the challah bread recipe from the Williams-Sonoma baking cookbook.
|Add flour, salt eggs, yeast, and water to mixer|
|Let rise until doubled in size|
|Divide dough into 4 long "ropes" and do a 4 strand braid|
|Let rise again until doubled in size|
|Brush with lightly beaten egg sprinkle with poppy seeds and bake until golden brown|
|For the French toast: Mix 2 eggs beaten, any dairy or dairy substitute, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a dash of maple syrup|
Dip bread in mixture and be sure to coat each side then fry in a pan with any oil you prefer.
Serve with maple syrup and whipped cream
Top with powdered sugar if you like