Janice and Michael’s Honey-Vanilla Challah

Preparation info
  • Makes 1 12-inch extremely beautiful loaf, which will serve

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 10

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

This golden bread, rich with eggs and sweet with honey, is one of the glories of Jewish baking. Sabbath dinner—indeed, any holiday except Passover—would seem downright impoverished without it. The following recipe comes from a family dear to my heart—the Freemans, Hasidic Jews who lived next door to my grandparents. Although they had four young children to care for, Janice and Michael looked after my grandparents in health and sickness. They were always there with a kind word, a helping han