December 10, 2012

..Challah Bread

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Oh yes I did.  Super proud baker right here.  Since I have zero bread making skills (quite frankly yeast scares me in the kitchen) I followed this recipe (very exactly) and it came out great! Mike is half Jewish so I decided it would be nice to make something special for him for the first night of Hanukkah, which was Saturday.  A new tradition that I intend keep up every year.   I can't say for sure if I'd ever pick challah bread again (as it was seriously time consuming to wait through three rises of the dough and I'm still not sure if that braid is right) but it was definitely delish. We have intentionally set some aside for breakfast as I hear it makes the best french toast in all the land.  Happy Hanukkah if you celebrate it and if not, Happy Monday!

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13 comments :

  1. oh yum.... never made bread in my life, but this looks really good!!!

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  2. Major props for making challah! It's definitely not easy! It certainly looks yummy :)

    xo
    Sam

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  3. That looks delicious! Baking, yeast, and all that craziness scares me too. But glad you enjoyed it and tell us how the french toast turned out!! (you should try taking two slices of the bread, slather it with nutella, add some sliced bananas & strawberries in between, and dunk the whole thing into the egg batter... it'll be one of hte best things you taste in your entire life!!)

    www.99boxesofshoes.blogspot.com

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  4. I love challah bread, however I never dared to make it!

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  5. WOW that looks amazing! Challah definitely does make the best french toast in all the land! haha

    Jamie
    forevereightyone.blogspot.com

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  6. You challahs look great! I have yet to master the "challah making skill..." I am quite envious. Good work & Happy Hanukkah!
    xo,
    Lindsey

    www.caviartaste.com

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  7. looks like you did a great job! how thoughtful of you -- I'm sure your bf appreciated it! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  8. I'd love a loaf...it's really good when you use it for french toast.

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  9. YUM! Looks so good, and your braid looks perfect :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  10. Seriously, GOOD WORK. I've tried my hand at challah in the past and it isn't easy. You may have convinced me to give it another go, though.

    PS -- If you ever make challah again, I highly suggest adding a little cinnamon to the dough. You'll thank me later. Trust me.

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  11. i thought i was the only one scared of Yeast. I never know when it's ready lol. Anyway this looks simply perfect to me!

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