Challah: Just in time for Rosh Hashanah


My sweet friend recently shared her family’s favorite Challah recipe with me. Challah is a special Jewish braided bread served on Sabbath as well as many other Jewish holidays. One such holiday is coming up: Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year. In its honor, I wanted to share this recipe with you.

This recipe is a bit different from every other recipe I typically make in that it calls for a particular weight of flour instead of cups. My friend told me that she typically uses the dough hook with her Ankarsrum when making this recipe. I however, gave it a try with the roller and scraper and was very happy with the results. As we’ve gone over before, the dough hook requires a stiff bread dough because it kneads the dough by stretching and pulling. The roller and scraper however, uses less flour because it kneads by gently applying pressure to the dough as it passes between the roller and the side of the bowl.

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