Jan 252011
 

One of the things that I love about Twitter is that I get new recipe ideas from those that I follow. It might be hard for you to believe, but even I have trouble thinking of new things to cook sometimes! On Friday, a fellow tweeter sent a link to various recipes for challah bread. Something clicked, and despite the fact that I am not Jewish, I decided that I had to try to make some challah.

I used this traditional challah recipe, and since I still have bread in the freezer from my last experiment, I cut the recipe in half. Some eggs and a little sugar in the dough make this bread very light and just a touch sweet. I was proud of my braiding skills, and the egg wash made the crust golden brown. While eating a warm hunk of this bread straight from the oven, I was reminded of the hot cross buns that my grandmother used to make. And now I know what my next baking project is going to be, with a due date of Ash Wednesday.

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  5 Responses to “Challah Bread”

  1. This looks excellent! I wish I had a slice on this cold snowy morning. I have a neighbor that uses leftovers for french toast.

  2. KC,
    Aunt Bernie was the bread baker in our house. She would have loved to see this beautiful loaf of bread. I can almost smell it, hot from the oven. Some day maybe you can teach me how to make bread.
    ME

  3. Looks wonderful! Hot cross buns should come just in time to bring some to Florida!

  4. Kerry,
    I've seen a lot of Challah, and yours looks professional! You never fail to amaze me! Definitely use the leftovers, if there are any, for French Toast. Its a Sunday staple in the house that I sit at!
    -Lee

  5. Seems like everybody is interested in challah! The French toast is a great idea, will need to do that next time. And yes, ME, we can do a bread baking session, but after all this awful snow melts!

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