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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Brunch: The Most Important Meal of the Weekend

I love everything about brunch.  Leisure mornings, delicious food, hanging out with friends and/or family.  A moment to slow down, enjoy the weekend, and catch up.  Also, as a mother of a young child, I love entertaining for brunch rather than dinner.  No kid’s bedtime to contend with, no wishing I could go to bed too, and most brunch dishes are quick and easy to prepare.  Of course, a handy Ankarsrum mixer helps as well, especially when preparing some delectable waffles and crispy hash browns!

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What Do We Do With All This Zucchini?!? – Zucchini Pepperoni

 

Summer is in full swing and gardens are ripe with produce. Like many of you, we have an OVER-abundance of squash and zucchini and I am forever trying to figure out creative ways to use them. I stumbled across this idea several years ago and my family has grown to love my zucchini pepperoni. Let’s face it, squash and zucchini really don’t have a distinct flavor by themself, so being able to doctor them up is super easy. With the right spice combination, I’ve been able to create a pepperoni taste that is sure to wow even the biggest meat lover.

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