Challah is an enriched bread, meaning it has some fat and sweetener in addition to the usual flour, water, yeast, and salt. The yellow color comes from eggs in the dough. This lovely braided loaf made with maple syrup, making it perfect for French toast. The texture of the bread is open enough to soak up lots of your egg & milk mixture, but firm enough not to turn to mush. Not into French toast? It would also be an elegant addition to your table for a family meal or dinner party.