Tribes a Dozen Voila Hallah Bread Mixes Review
Disclosure: I was sent a sampler package from Tribes A Dozen to review. Any and all opinions are my own and have not been influenced.
I love baking cakes, cookies, brownies and homemade bread. I learned bread making from my mother but it’s a very long process, it takes a lot of work and I don’t do it often at all. As much as I love having fresh bread having to kneed dough by hand is not easy and since I don’t own a bread maker I only do it a few times a year. I had never thought of trying a bread mix from a box so when I got the opportunity to try some from Tribes A Dozen I was excited. I got three boxes of Voila Hallah Bread Mixes to try. One was a traditional egg bread mix, one a wholey wheat and the other a simple spelt mix. I’ve only had egg bread from the store and resturants so I wasn’t sure how I would do with the mixes but once they arrived the directions seemed easy to follow.
I baked the wheat bread on Thanksgiving but I baked them as rolls for dinner. The directions was easy and I had all the ingredients on hand to add to the box mix. This was so much easier than the way I make bread. I wasn’t trying to kneed a whole bunch of dough, and the proofing process was so much shorter so that meant we were eating rolls sooner. My family loved the rolls they were gone with the first round of dinner plates. We all loved the taste of the bread as well, no one in my family believed me when I said it was from a box mix they though it was rolls we brought from the store. They were soft and light & airy, it made me feel like an even better baker. If you like homemade breads then give these a try, you can use them in your bread machine as well.
About Tribes A Dozen Voila Hallah Bread Mixes:
Tribes-A-Dozen manufactures a unique kosher (OU) line of three Voilà! Hallah Egg Bread Mixes — Simply Spelt, Traditional, and Wholey Wheat. Our wholesome, all natural bread mixes bring you back to a kitchen from long ago. Recreating the warmth. The heavenly aroma. And, the unmistakable taste. We keep it simple so you can bake these traditional breads to share fresh with friends and loved ones, and make every meal special. Hallah made easy, no one will guess it came from a mix because it tastes just like from scratch. “Break Bread, Not Tradition”
Tribes-A-Dozen is about wholesome, all natural, kosher hallah (or challah bread) – – the classic egg bread – – also referred to as barches, brioche, kalács, osterbrot, or, simply, twisted bread. Hallah has deep spiritual meaning in the Jewish faith, but traditional egg bread is enjoyed in many cultures and embraced by Kosher and non-Kosher households alike. Hallah, or egg bread, is perfectly enjoyed on its own, as sandwich bread, or as the ultimate base for French toast or bread pudding.
Tribes-A-Dozen believes in baking the kind of bread your great-grandmother used to make (she of the handed down recipe). Whether you spell it challah bread or hallah bread, you will love this recipe.
Traditional Egg Bread Mix
For those asking “what is hallah (challah) bread,” our Traditional is the classic egg bread baked at home for generations around the world. This blend of carefully selected premium ingredients bakes into a fragrant Hallah, a nourishment for the soul as much as the body.
Ingredients: Unbleached unenriched wheat flour, unbleached and enriched wheat flour (niacin, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid, malted barley flour), turbinado sugar, sea salt, and organic flavor. MSRP: $5.99
Wholey Wheat Egg Bread Mix
Nourishing and delicious, our Wholey Wheat is made from premium organic whole grain wheat flour. It bakes into a honey infused Hallah loaf rich with old-world authenticity.
Ingredients: Organic whole grain wheat flour, brown sugar, turbinado sugar, sea salt, and organic flavor. MSRP: $5.99
Simply Spelt Egg Bread Mix
Our Simply Spelt is made from organic ancient whole grain Spelt flour. Spelt’s natural high content of fiber, vitamins, and minerals – combined with its unique, subtly sweet, nutty flavor — makes our Simply Spelt nutritious and delicious.
Ingredients: Organic whole grain spelt flour, brown sugar, turbinado sugar, sea salt, and organic flavor. MSRP: $6.99
I loved using these mixes and one of the sentences in their mission statement sums up how I felt about the product as a whole:
Tribes-A-Dozen supports the home-baker in bringing whole, healthful foods to your table, with much less fuss and sweat than your great-grandmother had. Our mixes are easy to prepare with plenty of kid-friendly steps.