Can you veganize this recipe?

Wondering if you might think a vegan egg or flax seed egg might work for this recipe?

Melinda
  • 1278 views
  • 6 Comments
Braided Challah
Recipe question for: Braided Challah

6 Comments

Medora V. May 8, 2022
I too miss challah, but I doubt that I'd have much success making it both vegan AND gluten-free. However, on the egg front, I'd suggest a relatively new vegan product, Just Egg, which comes in liquid form ready to use in cooking and baking. Every recipe I've tried it in so far has come out well. I'd expect it to be especially effective in making challah because it's yellow; I recall the sunny color of challah being part of its attraction.
 
tali November 23, 2021
Would another dairy-free milk substitute work instead of oat milk? Almond milk or something else?
 
Aran G. November 8, 2021
Yes! You can use aquafaba for the eggs. 3 tbs aquafaba equal 1 egg. I've tried it and works well!
 
drbabs November 8, 2021
Here’s a recipe that uses the liquid from canned cannellini beans in place of the eggs. https://food52.com/recipes/85079-vegan-challah
 
Nancy November 7, 2021
There's already a suggestion of oat milk for dairy milk.
For the 3 eggs in the dough, use pureed soft tofu (used in baking cakes and breads for years when I was a vegetarian).
For a vegan replacement for the egg wash, see heart of a baker site for suggestions or just omit that step.
 
Emilye March 15, 2022
How much tofu would you use to replace the eggs?
 
Recommended by Food52