If you're tired of paying $15 or more
for the week's Shabbos challahs and you haven't the time or inclination
to bake them from scratch, here's an easy and economical
White Bread or Rhodes White Dinner Rolls. Walmart carries the 36
roll bag for ~ $3.70, which makes three or four pull-apart challahs
The "white bread" pkg includes three frozen dough logs that can be reconfigured as braided challahs, but the smart money takes the EZ
way out and goes with the "dinner roll" model. Select an
appropriate sized round aluminum pan, spray with Pam or similar, and
drop in enough balls to fit comfortably within.
Cover with food service film which has been also sprayed with Pam and let rise...probably for 3-4 hours.
Once the dough has risen paint the
top with a mixture of beaten egg and a little water. Be careful
not to smoosh or puncture or otherwise flatten the puffs of
dough. For instructions regarding the taking of challah
see this Star-K article. Pop
into a 350º oven for 35-40 minutes or until nice and brown
...and hollow-sounding when thumped.
It's light and tasty, and (almost) absolutely mistake-proof.