About this Challenge

It is impossible to get good, certified kosher, reasonably priced challah in Seattle.  You can get any two of the three, but not all three in one loaf.  In response, a few years ago, I started making my own.  I’ve perfected the basic recipe and gotten known, by my friends, for making the best challah around.

Just for fun, I’ve been branching out on shapes and colors in my challah.  I made a heart shaped challah for friends’ sheva brachot, and a tree challah for tu b’shvat. Friends have learned to anticipate the fun challah.  So recently, my friend Maxine challenged me to do a year’s worth of “creative” challot.  This blog is the result of that challenge.

The goal is to create a unique and interesting challah every time I make challah this year.  I’m not promising one a week, since there are definitely weeks that we travel or get invited to someone else’s house.  But I will do my best to make something fun, in shape, color, or flavor, based on the events (Jewish, secular or personal) of that week.  This blog will document my ideas, recipes and techniques. Starting with Rosh Hashanah this year, and going until Rosh Hashanah next year.  Thank you for following along!

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