Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 2012 Daring Bakers Challege: Challah!!!

May’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge was pretty twisted – Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to make challah! Using recipes from all over, and tips from “A Taste of Challah,” by Tamar Ansh, she encouraged us to bake beautifully braided breads.

This month's challenge was so amazing!  I just slipped it in under the deadline this evening.

Last month's nazook was the very last food cooked in my old oven before we started the kitchen remodel.  This evening I made the challah and guess what?!! It was the first thing I baked in my new oven!  I was so scared something would go awry, seeing as this was the first time we turned the oven on, but I'm so happy to report success! 

This bread was/is tasty, easy to make, and so rewarding.  I can't wait to serve it to company tomorrow, and take them on a turn around the new place.  They'll see the bees that made the honey and the hens that laid the eggs.  Hopefully their eyes will be so full of those things they won't see the horrid mess the house has become as we fix it up!

Recipe here