IN TIME FOR SHABBOS: Harvest Challah

September and now October have been INSANELY busy with the high holidays and work etc. that I have not had the time to blog. But don’t worry. I have been cooking and baking up a storm. So many new recipes and adventure posts coming soon.

We were invited out for dinner this past Sunday night for the Sukkot holiday and I was asked to bring challah. I was not in the mood for my regular recipe so I decided to try something different. My bread machine is on its last legs so I opted for a recipe that didn’t require one. A friend of mine recently recommended Smitten Kitchen’s “best challah (egg bread)” recipe.  It looked pretty simple and I already had all of the ingredients on hand so I gave it a try. The results were nothing short of spectacular. The challah browned nicely but remained moist on the inside. It was a little dense in a good way. Instead of using chocolate chips or raisins, I used Ocean Spray Craisins.  They were such a nice change! I served each slice with a little drizzle of honey. The perfect fall bite! The only thing missing was a splash of pumpkin….Now there is an idea. Maybe next week!

If you have not tried this recipe yet, you MUST!

xo JLW

IN TIME FOR SHABBOS: Harvest ChallahThe Dough Is Rising

Bowls: Pyrex

IN TIME FOR SHABBOS: Harvest Challah

Braided Challah on a Personalized Cutting Board

IN TIME FOR SHABBOS: Harvest Challah

The Round Braid

2 Comments

  1. October 13, 2015 / 7:17 am

    Do you have any tips for making the round braid?

    • October 13, 2015 / 8:16 am

      I made a regular braid and then wrapped it into a circle. That was the easiest way!