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  1. Tanya Grinberg says

    I am wondering if there was a mistake in measures. 1/2 cup of baking soda looks like a mistake…. Please, comment on that. Thank you

  2. Patricia Gorinstein says

    5 stars
    Hi Tori,

    we love your recipes! We make tons of them! And we share your website with friends!
    I made your challah and included the Bagel Seasoning from Brooklyn Home Goods. It is finer that the Trader Joe’s and delicious flavor.Bought on amazon Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend Original XL 10 Ounce Jar.

  3. AnnEllen says

    Came out much flatter than traditional challah. I bake challah and pretzels regularly Will definitely triple recipe next time for all the effort, and make 6 not so easy to remove challah from boiling water . Yet to taste it

  4. Paula says

    5 stars
    Wow…..very authentic taste! Just like a hot pretzel….delish. It’s a pretty labor intensive recipe, so I tripled it with no problem (1 bowl double recipe; 1 bowl single recipe). Now I have a couple extra plus rolls for another week. May not make it too often though. 🙂

  5. Bonnie says

    I’m so excited to try this recipe! The mini challah rolls sound less cumbersome. How long would those take to bake, as opposed to a regular sized challah? Thank you!

    • Tori Avey says

      Rhonda so glad you liked it! The recipe makes two small braids– I did that on purpose so they’d be easier to manage as you dip them. I do tend to make two batches at a time now (4 small loaves) as they tend to get eaten up pretty quickly! 🙂

  6. Ruth says

    Thank you so much for the steaming dough in the oven tip! I use this method for all my yeast dough now and the results are always amazing!

  7. Sarit says

    Has anyone had luck with freezing and reheating? I saw one comment asking about it but no testimonials yet 🙂

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