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Feb 25, 2007 08:55 AM

Challah bread in OC?

Where can you find good challah bread in Orange County? Any bakeries that always have it? Preferably in the Tustin area. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Abel's Bakery
    Address: 24601 Raymond Way # 7, Lake Forest, CA 92630
    Phone: (949) 699-0930

    Orange County Kosher Market
    Address: 688 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780
    Phone: (714) 838-3108

    1. What about Trader Joe's?? I haven't tried it but their "pain brioché" is excellent.

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      1. There's a bakery called Poul's in Orange, and their challah is excellent. ( 770 N Tustin St, Orange, 92867 - (714) 532-5101) I went in on a Friday, without pre-ordering, and they had a lot of them left.

        Also, Benjie's deli in Santa Ana has challah. I think you need to order ahead, though.

        1. Jerry's Deli sells pretty good Challah. There's one right by South Coast Plaza. I make a better one with a really easy recipe from my bread machine's cookbook. If you have a bread machine it's very simple. It's better if I just have the machine kneed the dough and then I braid it and bake it in the oven, but even just in the machine it's very good.

          They also have good bread, including Challah, at French's Pastry ( at the corner of Baker and Fairview in Costa Mesa.


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