By MyRecipes
Updated January 07, 2014
This traditional Jewish bread has a moist, rich texture and is often braided. Serve it round on Rosh Hashanah to symbolize the perfection of the year to come. At the post-service meal, dip the challah in honey and enjoy. Honey is symbolic for the desire for a good year, and represents wealth and a generally good life. Recipe:Challah
| Credit: Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

Challah and brioche, while similar, are not the same bread at all. The most important difference has to do with the fact that challah is part of Jewish tradition, and is kosher to eat with all meals—so it is not made with dairy, i.e. butter. Brioche, on the other hand, is French, so of course it is made with butter!

Both breads are rich, eggy yeast breads, but brioche is definitely richer. (Butter will do that). Challah, by the way, is often a braided loaf. Both make excellent French toast and bread pudding.

Recipe: Challah