Challah Project #16 – Rye Challah

I will be honest, I did not expect much from this challah.  I figured it would be ok, perhaps interesting, but I never expected it to be a wonderful challah with a great chewy yet light texture.  Nor that it would be an equally good rye bread! Look at that texture! It was really good…

The Challah Project # 15 – Walnut Apricot Challah

The best way to describe this is that if you turned a cinnamon bun into a challah, it would taste like this. It is definitely a breakfast challah, and perfect for it. It was also relatively fast to make, start to finish in about 3 hours. When I think about it, it is funny that…

The Challah Project #14 – Sourdough Challah, It’s a Dinosaur!

My wonderful husband bought me some sourdough starter for my birthday.   I have made buckwheat hazelnut raisin flutes, which were wonderful. I decided to try a sourdough challah for thanksgiving weekend.  I am using Maggie Glazer’s My Sourdough Challah from her book A Blessing of Bread. Since Cam was home when I made it, we made a…

Challah Project #13 – Challah de Calabaza (Pumpkin Challah)

Nothing says Autumn like pumpkin. And I happen to have some extra pumpkin purée in my fridge.  How better to use it than in a pumpkin challah! I should share why I had  pumpkin purée  hanging around. Earlier in the week, Cam and I made pumpkin cupcakes…pumpkin skeleton cupcakes. They were our adorable skeleton army….

The Challah Project #12 – Savory Tomato Stuffed Challah

I am starting to write this while the challah is still in the oven.  Not something I typically do, but this has seemed like such a fiasco, I want to capture it all, in case the challah actually comes out well. First, I probably was on the low side for flour, it was an incredibly…

Challah Project # 11 – Raisin Honey Challah

After making what we decided was the perfect challah for Rosh Hashanah (Brown Sugar Challah with Pomegranate Glaze) about 3 weeks before Rosh Hashanah, I couldn’t make it again for the actual holiday, it was too soon for a repeat. So, I decided to try an experiment for our ‘real-time’ holiday challot. I had plenty of high-gluten…

Kulich – a Russian Purim Challah

They tried to kill us…we survived…let’s eat! Ah, the story of many a Jewish holiday.  And Purim is no exception. The most familiar food is hamantaschen, or Haman’s hats. Russian Jews also make a sweet Challah braided to symbolize the rope Haman was going to use to hang Mordechai, but was instead used to hang…

Date Challah for Rosh Hashanah

Last year, I saw a post on The Smitten Kitchen for Fig, Olive Oil & Sea Salt Challah that simply captivated me. It sounded wonderful and looked absolutely beautiful.  I decided to try a variation on it for the High Holidays this year using dried dates (since I still have so many from our trip…

Nutella French Toast

Everyone in my family loves french toast, and what better way to start off Valentine’s Day than with in some chocolate…in the form of  Nutella French Toast.  A friend at the University of Pennsylvania had suggested this to me – make a nutella-challah sandwich and turn it into french toast…I could not resist! Yes, it…