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  • My Challahs Don’t Rise After Shaping - Here’s a common query I get from many of you out there and this time, instead of only responding to the person writing to me, I would like to share it with all of you. The answer to this dough and rising issue is one that I know so many challah bakers need to know:…
  • challahrecipiedo.jpg How to Make a Smooth & Perfect Challah Dough - How to Make a Smooth & Perfect Challah Dough Beyond the Recipe For many people following a recipe to make good challahs isn’t enough. They need to know how to have that “feel” that really makes a dough from something hard or lumpy into something smooth, elastic and wonderful to work with, something amazing to…
  • ara_1110-keter-third Round Keter Crown Challah for Rosh Hashana: Free Shaping Video - Keter Crown Challah Video Tutorial Follow along as you shape your challahs, and enjoy beautiful, delicious results! Want more round challah shaping video tutorials? Enter your details below for free access to the challah shaping video tutorials. * indicates required Email Address * Country United States of AmericaAaland IslandsAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua And BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish…
  • 109fatchallahalone.jpg Challah Tip: Fully Risen and Light in Texture - A reader named Esther sent in her favorite of Tamar’s challah tips: I have been baking challahs for more years than I can remember and have tried all sorts of tips light and fluffy. I have tried: Soda water Punching down the dough in the middle of rising Using “meshaper” And many more The winner…

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Great Challah Recipes

Challah recipes for shabbos, for holidays, and whenever you crave some warm, fresh challah.

  • sprouted wheat 2 Sprouted Wheat Challah - I have a special treat for you: a sprouted wheat challah recipe from one of our readers, Chava Dumas! Here it is, in Chava’s own words: These humble healthy challahs look so heimish to appear alongside Tamar’s elegant professional looking challahs, but indeed they have an incredible taste from the sprouted wheat kernels. When I…
  • boys town cooking Onion-Filled Hamantaschen Challah - Onion-Filled Hamantaschen Challah First, prepare a good challah dough. If you need a recipe, check www.aTasteofChallah.com where I’ve posted many challah recipes, as well as my “Incredible Challah Dough Recipe” card that can be downloaded free from the site as well! Ingredients Challah dough 1/4 cup oil for smearing 1 egg for glazing 2 onions,…
  • Apple-basket-on-spatula_purim Sweet Challah Toppings - Sweet Challah Toppings Sweet crumble topping 100 grams marg 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup flour 1 tsp. cinnamon Crumble it together until it’s, well, crumbs. If too mushy, add more sugar another 2 Tablespoons and a bit more flour. Recrumble. If it is too dry, add a bit more margarine. I try not to…
  • small challahs olive oil Recipe for One Loaf of Challah - Recipe for One Loaf of Challah As a new challah maker, I’m afraid to use all of those ingredients and have it come out poorly. I’d like to try with a smaller batch so I can perfect my skills without so much waste. Thank you. If you don’t feel ready to make a full batch…

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