IN TIME FOR SHABBOS: Shlissel Challah (Key Challah)

For years my friends have been baking Shlissel Challah (Key Challah) for the Sabbath right after Passover. I always wondered why but never did any research. This year, one of my favorite food bloggers, Melinda at Kitchen Tested, posted a picture of her Shlissel Challah on Instagram. They looked beautiful!  So I hopped on over to her website and checked out the recipe. It seemed easy enough so I gave it a shot. The Shlissel Challah came out beautifully.  Before baking them but post egg wash, I sprinkled on some cinnamon sugar.  Just for a little extra sweetness.

Why do we bake challah into the shape of a key?  The Shlissel Challah is supposed to bring a “segulah for pasnassah” or a blessing to ones home. Why right after Passover? Because on Passover we ask G-d to remember how he opened the gates for the entire nation of Israel after the Jews left Egypt. By baking the challah into the shape of a key we are asking G-d to unlock the gates for us as well. This really is a beautiful tradition and it is so nice to be a part of the larger Jewish community of women baking challah this Sabbath.

Check out the recipe and further information regarding the tradition of baking the Shlissel Challah on Kitchen Tested!

IN TIME FOR SHABBOS: Shlissel Challah (Key Challah)

Just Out Of The Oven!

IN TIME FOR SHABBOS: Shlissel Challah (Key Challah)

Doesn’t My Shlissel (Key) Look Gorgeous?!

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