Polish challah bread with butter crumble.
This sweet bread is known in many cultures by different names. In Polish, for example, it’s called ‘
This universal sweet bread usually appears on our European tables during Easter season. Its main characteristic is that it’s braided. Usually, it’s covered with crumble, poppy seed or sesame seed and it’s eaten with just butter, or butter and jam or honey.
So how to make a Polish Challah bread with crumble?
Below you can find the recipe for classic ‘chalka’. Feel free to customize it as you wish by adding raisins, nuts or cranberries inside. You can also experiment with different toppings. There are also different ways of making the plait. I’ve made mine into basic three parts plait, but another well-known option is 5-way plait.
This way you split your dough into five parts, roll them out and fold putting one roll on top of each other in the following order: roll no.1 on roll no.3, roll no.2 on roll no.3, roll no.5 on roll no.2. Keep on doing this until you use all of the rolls till the end. Once done, simply stick the endings together. Let me know which option you prefer.