Sometimes, just a simple topping can be a recipe-changer. This simple streusel topping transforms my Simply the Best Challah Recipe…ever! into something extraordinary. It adds a delicious sweetness and texture that is unique and oh, so decadent.
Since this streusel challah uses the same dough recipe, I can produce two different types of challah with the same dough. I top some of the challah with the streusel topping and leave some of the challah dough as is.
Often, when I prepare a recipe of the streusel topping, I place the left-overs in a plastic zipper bag and freeze it on a freezer door shelf. I then top next week’s Friday night challah with the leftover streusel.
one recipe of Simply the Best Challah Recipe…ever!
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar (optional)
Combine streusel ingredients using a large fork, wooden spoon, pastry blender or food processor s-blade. Texture of streusel should resemble coarse crumbs. If crumbs are not coarse enough, add a few more drops of oil. If crumbs are too coarse, add a bit more flour.
Prepare Simply the Best Challah Recipe…ever! dough according to blog post instructions. Braid challah loaves or form pull-apart challah by creating challah roll twists and placing them side by side.
Press streusel topping into crevices between braided logs or challah roll twists.