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What is a good bread to substitute for brioche?

I can't find challah or brioche bread at any local bakeries and the only one that has ran out. I need the bread by today! Are there are similar breads I can buy at the grocery store or local bakery that would be fine instead?

asked by Felicia_renee over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

It depends what you wanted to use this for. But both brioche and challah are more eggy/chewy than other breads. So a softer bread/roll would be a good substitute. If you live in an area where there might be a kosher butcher shop, you could probably find challah bread there


sexyLAMBCHOPx is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

Challah bread in a kosher butcher shop. Challah can be found in most bakeries, bigger supermarkets, trader joes, whole foods...

added over 2 years ago

A Chinese pai bao/pai pau ("row bun") is soft and chewy, and might be a good substitute. It has no egg in it, though. You can find these in Chinese bakeries, if you live by a Chinatown.


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added over 2 years ago

Potato Rolls or bread would be a good substitute.

added over 2 years ago

Just ask for any enriched white bread at the bakery counter... That's ultimately what you're after.

added over 2 years ago

Brioche is a rich dough, so alternatives could be other rich doughs such as: baba/savarin, kugelhopf, hot cross buns and even panettone (although that has extra extra flavour and is more like cake). It really all depends on what you are using it for.

added 29 days ago

You can bake challah/brioche at home with VoilĂ ! Hallah Egg Bread Mixes from Tribes-A-Dozen.