Challah with a Touch of Elegance (recipe included!)

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As you can see here, it is just a stunning ribbon that accents this Challah duo.

A beautiful center piece for a special occasion!

Of course, all Challah would need to be covered for kiddush but until that moment why not show off something beautiful.

It makes Shabbos all the more special, enhancing our minhagim and sharing with others how colorful yiddishkeit really is!

I found this Ribbon in a craft store near me and yet you can easily find beautfiul ribbon if you just look around or even online.

Look at ribbon from or in bulk online.


Chana’s Challah Recipe:


Time: 20 minutes prep time. 1 1/2 hours rising time. 1/2 hour bake time./ Serves: Seven 1lb Challahs

1 pkg (of 3 square packets) fleishmans active dry yeast

3/4 cup warm water

1 Tsp of sugar

1 1/2 cups boiling water (from Kettle)

2 cups cold water

4 eggs, mixed

1 heaping Tbsp kosher salt

3/4 cup vegetable oil

almost 1 cup of sugar

1 5lb bag of Golds flour (or good quality flour)

(1 egg beaten for egg wash)


Sprinkle yeast into warm water and add sugar and stir gently. Let sit until foamy about 5 minutes. In a mixer (or bowl) add all other ingredients except flour and stir. Add yeast mixture when foamy and stir again. Add 13 – 14 cups of flour (almost 1 5 lb bag of flour).

Using a dough hook mix until dough is not sticky and bounces back when touched.

Place in a bowl and pat with a little oil, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 1/2 – 2 hours.

When the dough has risen, make the following blessing:

Baruch Atoh Ad-nai Elo-hainu Melech Ha-Olam Asher Kidishanu B’Mitzvotav Vitzivanu L’Hafrish Challah.

After making this blessing pull off a handful of dough and say “ harei Zeh Challah”.

(Place the piece of dough on a piece of foil and place in oven at 450 degrees until burnt. Cover with foil and discard. Only burn this piece of dough by itself in the oven.)

Shape dough and let rise another half hour. Coat with beaten egg wash and bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes.

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