Over the years we’ve tried various techniques for perfecting vegan challah, and this recipe is one I personally find evokes childhood nostalgia in the sweetest way. The flavor is nuttier and more complex than the cloud-like slices I savored in elementary school thanks to whole spelt flour and the addition of flax meal. And though a maple syrup glaze doesn’t create the sheen my grandma’s egg wash did, it still offers a nice golden hue to the crust.
Whether challah was baked into your upbringing like it was mine, or you’re new to the traditional Jewish bread, I hope you try making this decidedly non-traditional challah recipe. It will fill your home with the most wonderful, wholesome aroma—an olfactory hug, if you will—and it’s perfect for sharing with friends and family any night of the week.
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