Expert challah tips and tricks. Join Challah Bytes today!

Tip: Crunchy Challah Bottoms

Crunchy Challah Bottoms

Line your baking tray with parchment baking paper. To keep it from moving around, spray your tray lightly with a bit of water first and only then put on the paper. It will stay put that way without making your tray oily.

Sprinkle a wide line of sesame seeds directly onto one side of your tray. After you’ve finished braiding your challah, place it down directly onto the seeds and roll is slightly back and forth on them so the seeds will stick to the bottom of your challah. Then place the challah onto the tray to bake. Do this to both challahs (I’m assuming you are doing two challahs, or three at most per tray) and then cover them to rise as usual. Egg them and bake as directed. Enjoy your crunchy bottoms!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Free Challah Recipe

    hafrasha card cropped hebrew small Free download when you sign up for:
    • Tried and true tips
    • Challah questions answered
    • Inspiration about the mitzvah

    Join hundreds of women worldwide on a challah journey!

  • Recent Posts

    My Challahs Don't Rise After Shaping

    Here’s a common query I get from many…

    ELC's Jerusalem Challah Bake Recap Video and Feedback

    Enjoy the Emek Learning Center‘s challah bake highlights…

    How to Make a Smooth & Perfect Challah Dough

    How to Make a Smooth & Perfect Challah…

  • Topics to Explore

  • Baking with Tamar

    A Taste of Challah

    A Taste of Challah makes the art of home challah and bread baking accessible to seasoned bakers and beginers alike.
    Price: $34.99
  • What People Say…

    A Treasure and a Wonderful Treat

    Your Pesach Anything's Possible Cookbook ended up being a treasure. I made at least 6 different recipes from this sensational book over Pesach and have yet to try out quite a few more recipes.
    I bought MANY MANY cookbooks and subscribe to many cooking magazines and mailing lists but I have NEVER encountered a cookbook whose every page had a new recipe that just demanded to be tried .
    I'm sticking to my words- what a treasure and wonderful treat this book has turned out to be. I am an absolute FAN !!