Made for holy celebrations and the observance of the Jewish Sabbath, Challah bread is an enriched dough that is velvety tender, slightly sweet, and yeasty in flavor. While there are a host of different challah shapes and recipes, the basic composition of the bread is relatively the same, being made from a yeasted base fortified with egg yolks, honey, sugar, and oil. All of these components come together to create a tight crumb in the bread that can easily hold up under a slathering of a sweet spread or a hefty chunk of cheese, but the added fat from both the egg yolks and the oil make the interior incredibly soft to the touch. As far as breads go, this one is easily the most “snackable” (and leftover slices also happen to make the best french toast in the world). So whether you’re serving this bread to accompany a holiday meal for guests or you already have your eyes set on a Saturday brunch at home, you can trust that our recipe will yield a magnificent loaf of challah for a delightful everyday occasion.