Friday, February 18, 2011

Challah Buns-Make a Great Sandwich

What could be better than a beautiful challah bun loaded with fresh sandwich meats or cheese and tomato (my favorite).
You'll find the recipe for challah on this blog listed as "Beautiful Braided Challah". For 8 buns make half the recipe. After the rising time cut it into 8 even pieces.
Just like play dough roll each one into a ball then flatten into a disc.
I am using a baking stone here but usually use a sheet pan, if using a sheet pan, grease lightly then dust with corn meal, for the stone just sprinkle corn meal lightly.
Arrange the discs on the stone or pan for the last rise.
Cover with a clean towel and ignore them for 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Bake for 25 minutes or until deep golden, a thermometer inserted into the bun should read 190F. if you aren't sure.
  This one is filled with my daughter's Curry Chicken Salad--I'll post that one another day, sorry. ;)


  1. I can't wait to try these. Here in Germany, the store bought buns, leave so much to be desired and the ones I have tried to bake on my own haven't really measured up either, but these look great. I will have to give them a try this week. Now, what should I put in them? Have any great recipes for that?

  2. Hmm, we like chicken salad with some smokey barbecue sauce stirred in. Have fun with them.

  3. Added some fresh ground grain and wala - you got the 12 thumbs up again! Congrats. You are good for my ego. I get more compliments when I cook your recipes. I can't count the compliments that came in tonight. Wow! Thanks.

  4. I'm so glad. You are good for my ego too, love hearing from you!

  5. Yum! These are perfect. I am going to bake some up!