It’s been a while since I posted. Passover happened, so I didn’t make challah for two weeks. But I’m back!
There is a tradition that, for the Shabbat after Passover to make a challah with a key in it or key shaped. I’ve seen lots of explanations for this tradition, relating it to the key to heaven or to a humbleness of our understanding that our needs were provided for in the desert. I’ve also seen two versions, one with a key inside and one with a key shape. Since I needed two loaves for Shabbat, I made both!
first the key shaped one:
First I cleaned the key with soap and water then with alcohol. Then I put it on a braid
and covered it with a bit of dough.
The end result had a hidden surprise!