Saturday, September 12, 2009

Apple Honey Challah

When I saw this apple challah on Tastespotting, I just had to try it myself !
I think it is one of Martha Stewart's recipes (I am not a fan of hers, but her recipes are good) and the recipe is on THIS website, along with nice pictures.
However, I have posted a few pictures of my own here to show you how I did it.
It's very tasty and the apples do make it taste even better !
You really need to TRY it !
The only things I changed were adding 1 teaspoon of orange zest and some almond slices on top.

Here is how I started with the apple slices, but then decided to remove them and cut them in 2.

Here is a close-up of the dough ready for the 2nd rise.

Here is the stretched log before twisting and coiling to let it rise for the final time.

The dough just placed in the 9 inch pie pan, ready for its final proofing.

Now it rose and it is ready for baking.

Right out of the oven.

Close-up of the still hot and very fragrant challah.

Here is the inside and let me tell you it is SO GOOD !


  1. Catalina, amazing Apple Honey Challa. I would love to try this...thanks

  2. I noticed that mine puffed up considerably compared to the one I saw and had as a model.
    But it does not matter, it was good !

  3. this is pretty. I just had some bad luck with an apple recipe. I am so jealous of yours

  4. what did you cook with apple? if you give me the recipe, then maybe I can give it a try myself :)

  5. Imi plac muuult merele si reteta ta suna tare bine!

  6. Wow! The challah looks so beautiful and airy!

  7. This is absolutely great! Must make it myself! I would run out for some apples this minute, but I was planning to make the cheese strudel tonight! Maybe sometime during this week...
    Catalina, this looks even better than the original one, congrats!

  8. Ahh - you are so sweet Judith. I'm anxious and waiting for the result on the strudel.
    Good luck !

  9. Made it! I was short on time this morning - couldn't wait till tomorrow, I was soo anxious to make it - and I had to use the mixer fot the kneading. I added 2 tbsp flour, still the challah is very soft and fluffy. Tastes very good!
    I am planning to make it again kneading by hand, just out of curiosity.
    Thanks for this recipe too! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. I'm so happy you liked it Judith !