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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 3 years ago
8 answers 36793 views
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Monita

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added over 3 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

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added over 3 years ago

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

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added over 3 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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HalfPint

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added over 3 years ago

Potato Rolls or bread would be a good substitute.

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added over 3 years ago

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

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added over 3 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.

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added about 1 year ago

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

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added about 1 year ago

For which recipe?