The James Beard Foundation calls Essen’s Challah Bread “The Toast of Philadelphia.” This traditional Challah is baked to perfection, with a light, pillowy texture you’ll crave. Delicious with your favorite jam and perfect for French toast! These special High Holiday loaves are braided in a round crown braid, in honor of the Jewish New Year and to symbolize growth and renewal. Available as a plain loaf or studded with plump raisins.
After years of working in some of the U.S. most iconic restaurants, Chef Tova du Plessis decided to go back to her roots when she opened her Jewish bakery in Philadelphia in 2016. Reflecting her Jewish heritage and heavily influenced by her technical training, Essen Bakery bakes challah, babka, bagels, and more from scratch daily. Essen Bakery is a cozy neighborhood bakery with a big reputation. du Plessis has received 4 consecutive James Beard Award nominations and a Starchefs Rising Star award in 2019.
This package serves 16 people and includes 2 loaves of Challah, your choice
- Each challah serves 8 people
- Each challah measures 9" and weighs approx. 1.5 lbs.
Challah Options Include
Flour, Eggs, Honey, Canola Oil, Yeast, Salt.
Made in a facility that uses nuts.
Instructions / Storage
- Upon arrival, enjoy challah immediately or store in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Challah can be stored in the fridge for 1 day or in the freezer for 1 month.
- Challah can be served at room temperature or warmed.
- If frozen, allow challah to thaw for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove packaging and place baked goods on a baking sheet.
- Heat for 3-5 minutes and remove from the oven.
- Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
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